Category Archives: Security

Open Season?

As the aviation industry gets ‘smarter,’ cybersecurity vulnerabilities threaten the nation’s airspace, according to several expert alumni from US Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. On April 15, 2015, self-proclaimed … More ››

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BA jet in drone collision scare

A British Airways A320 aircraft may have been hit by a drone Sunday as it approached London’s Heathrow airport, highlighting growing concern about the potential … More ››

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November outage due to solar flare: LFV

An investigation by Swedish air navigation service provider LFV following the radar disruption that hit air traffic on 4 November points to a solar flare … More ››

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Euro MPs back anti-terrorism data effort

The European Parliament has backed the EU directive on use of Passenger Name Records (PNR). The new directive regulating the use of Passenger Name Record … More ››

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Aveillant awarded Monaco drone system

Cambridge, UK-based radar technology company Aveillant will be providing its Gamekeeper drone detection radar to ensure security and privacy over Monaco. As part of a … More ››

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Swedish Nov 4 outage due to cyber attack?

Sweden suspects a hacker group linked to Russian intelligence attacked its air traffic control systems on November 4, prompting the widespread cancellation of domestic and … More ››

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Death toll rises in Brussels airport, metro attacks

Two explosions have been detonated in the departures area of Brussels International airport at Zaventem at around 08.00 local time (07.00 UTC) killing many, according … More ››

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Thales wins US DoD spectrum deconfliction work

Thales and Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems have been awarded a US General Services Administration contract to deliver an upgraded version of the aging Department … More ››

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PROSPERO promotes intel swap benefits

A European data-sharing research project is demonstrating how collaboration between aviation stakeholders could radically anticipate and reduce risk in air travel. PROSPERO (Proactive Safety Performance … More ››

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Germanwings measures ineffective: IFALPA

Pilots around the world are urging aviation authorities to drop the ‘four-eye’ rule introduced in the wake of the Germanwings murder-suicide claiming it potentially poses … More ››

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