Category Archives: Security

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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Malaysia urges global rules for aircraft tracking, data sharing

Malaysia is pushing for the mandatory implementation of real-time aircraft tracking and the sharing of safety critical information over conflict zones at the International Civil … More ››

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US chief pledges contingency, security probe

The US chief in charge of the nation’s air traffic control has pledged a review of current level of contingency in the wake of the … More ››

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Industry mulls real-time distress tracking

Global aviation is looking at ways to broadcast automatic alerts once an aircraft goes off course through an escalating series of triggered alarms. Speaking at … More ››

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Analysis: Regime Change

Air Traffic Management quizzes David McMillan on how the global aviation system will improve how it shares information so airlines know to avoid dangerous airspace … More ››

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ICAO task force details conflict zone measures

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has concluded its second two-day meeting in as many weeks of the Task Force on Risks to Civil Aviation … More ››

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