Safety


Airline industry developing turbulence database

Airline industry body IATA is developing a turbulence information-sharing platform, which it aims to launch in 2019. Working in collaboration with airlines and industry stakeholders, … More ››

Drones inflict more physical damage than bird strike equivalent: ASSURE study

Studies by a consortium of leading universities, through the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE), have begun to bring better understanding … More ››

IATA debuts I-ASC aviation safety culture survey

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched an IATA Aviation Safety Culture (I-ASC) survey to support airlines in the implementation of Safety Management Systems … More ››

Europe launches runway incursion action plan

Eurocontrol together with its runway safety partners have unveiled the latest version of the European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Incursions (EAPPRI v3.0). The issue … More ››

Digital glitch caused 2015 NZ comms blackout

A digital malfunction that caused a 2015 communications blackout at Christchurch air traffic control underlines the need for continuous risk management, a review by New … More ››

Loud & Clear?

In January 1990, Avianca Flight 52 from Bogota, Colombia, to New York City, ran out of fuel on approach to John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), causing … More ››

Message delivery glitch hits Iridium CPDLC

Controller Pilot Data Link Communications via the Iridium Satcom network have been suspended after US aviation authorities issued a temporary ban within the New York / Oakland / … More ››

Brazil checks CPDLC after US concern on Iridum

Brazil’s Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) said it is monitoring Controller Pilot Data Link Communications via the Iridium network after US aviation authorities imposed a … More ››

Europe’s EASA inaugurates Singapore office

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has officially opened a regional office in Singapore. EASA said its Singapore office will strengthen its well-established partnership between … More ››

NTSB investigating collision between drone, army helicopter

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the September 21 collision between a civilian drone and an Army UH-60 helicopter east of Staten Island, New … More ››