Category Archives: Security

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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System Overload: The realities of regular and automatic messaging

Around three quarters of the commercial airliner fleet transmit Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) data back to their operational bases. That means there … More ››

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On Track?

Exactly how airlines will be persuaded to comply with imminent industry proposals designed to improve aircraft tracking throughout the global fleet remains unclear, writes Aimée … More ››

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FAA updates NOTAM format for conflict zones

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced new notice to airmen (NOTAM) header formats for conflict zones and international crisis situations. New NOTAMs will … More ››

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True Heading?

Was the reluctance of the airline industry to accelerate the deployment global flight tracking solutions predictable? Is it truly committed to a huge leap in … More ››

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