Category Archives: Security

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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Security expert outlines cyber hack methods

Court documents have outlined how a security researcher allegedly hacked and commandeered a Boeing 737/800 passenger aircraft via its onboard entertainment system earlier this year. … 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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NextGen aircraft cockpit avionics vulnerable to cyber attack from passenger inflight entertainment

A United States watchdog is warning that NextGen avionics could render the cockpit vulnerable to cyber attack. A new report by the nation’s Government Accountability … More ››

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Brussels retracts report on Baltic incidents

European news service Euractiv.com is reporting that the European Commission has retracted a press release detailing a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) study on incidents … More ››

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Eve of Destruction

Aviation psychologist Professor Robert Bor discusses Germanwings flight 4U 9525 and pilot suicide A popular but dated image of pilots probably derives from war movies … More ››

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Moving Targets

James Careless assesses the huge challenge of developing a cyber security strategy for European air traffic management Cyber security: whether it is as small a … More ››

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US airspace system vulnerable to cyber attack

While the United States has taken steps to protect its air traffic control systems from cyber-based and other threats, significant security control weaknesses remain, according … More ››

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United Airlines cabin crew fired following oil slick graffiti scare

A group of 13 cabin crew has filed a 26-page whistleblower complaint against United Airlines, charging the airline with unlawfully firing them in retaliation for … More ››

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