Category Archives: Safety

Qatar Airways to launch GlobalBeacon

Qatar Airways is to become the first airline to adopt the new GlobalBeacon solution to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System … More ››

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ANSPs sign agreement on data exchange

Air traffic control in Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland have agreed to establish mandatory information areas (MIA). The objective of this project led by … More ››

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Did St Helena Airport warning come too late?

A British peer has waded into the row over how £285 million of UK taxpayers’ money came to be spent on a new airport for … More ››

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Aveillant secures operational nod at EMA

Aveillant, the UK, Cambridge-based radar technology company, has completed the safety case and the CAA’s operational approval for its Theia 16A radar at East Midlands Airport. … More ››

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CANSO Africa members sign safety declaration

Air navigation service providers across Africa have committed to a joint initiative to improve aviation safety across the continent. Members of CANSO – the Civil … More ››

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UK pilots call for greater safety in the skies

The increase in laser attacks on pilots and drones near-misses with planes at UK airports has prompted pilots to call on aviation authorities for a … More ››

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Drones must be safe – aviation industry

Key aviation stakeholders are warning that the safety risks of drone operations may be seriously underestimated and deserve urgent attention. A Joint Statement, signed by the … More ››

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EASA strengthens pilot medical requirements

EASA published a set of proposals to the European Commission for an update of the rules concerning pilots’ medical fitness, as part of its Action … More ››

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Solar flare caused 1967 Cold War scare

A powerful solar storm 1967 may well have triggered a crisis between the US and the USSR if not for the USAF space weather monitoring programme, … More ››

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SAE seeks bird strike expertise

SAE International is seeking members for a new technical committee that will establish international standards for artificial birds in  the development and certification of structures and … More ››

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