Category Archives: Safety

FAA mulls pilot mental health screening

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working with the commercial aviation and medical communities to study the emotional and mental health of its commercial … More ››

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US to revisit LORAN as GPS back-up

Exelis, UrsaNav, the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), and the US Coast Guard have entered into a cooperative research and … More ››

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Gridlocked Thailand to shelve open sky policy?

Thailand could restrict flights as fast growth risks dangerously overloading airspace and airport capacity, according to a high ranking aviation official. Thai transport minister Prajin … More ››

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Washington DC becomes FAA ‘no drone zone’

The United States Federal Aviation Administration has launched a public outreach campaign for the region around Washington, D.C. to reinforce the message that the city … More ››

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European pilots demand sub 1kg drone rules

New drone technology poses risks that must be on the radar screen of manufacturers, users and regulators, warn European pilots. In a new position paper, … More ››

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EASA, IATA team on loss of control accidents

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have published new training requirements for airline pilots to prevent loss of … More ››

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Lack of oversight will be lethal: AEI

Aircraft Engineers International is warning the European Aviation Safety Agency that the travelling public is being put at risk. “Our concern derives from the inconsistent, … More ››

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China must boost airspace capacity: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on China to continue strengthening safety and to optimize its airspace capacity further to reduce flight delays. … More ››

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Moog strikes exclusive licensing QinetiQ deal

Moog and QinetiQ have entered into an exclusive licensing agreement for QinetiQ’s Tarsier airport runway foreign object debris (FOD) detection system. The exclusive agreement will … More ››

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A Future Without Fear?

Does pilotless flight and a high degree of automation in a future air traffic system offer the travelling public the prospect of greater safety, asks … More ››

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