Environment

Metron, IATA, APEC partner to reduce emissions

March 31, 2015 0

Metron Aviation has been chosen by the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to assess air traffic management operations – and their impact on emissions – in the Philippines and Vietnam. In a region […]

Contracts

NATS secures QinetiQ contract renewal

March 30, 2015 0

UK based air traffic services provider NATS has been awarded a seven year contract extension to continue its work with QinetiQ, the defence technology company that operates a number of Ministry of Defence test and […]

Airlines

Brussels outlines EU security measures

March 30, 2015 0

The European Commission has today released a fact sheet detailing EU security measures in civil airliners. What are the current rules on the minimum crew members required in the cockpit? On 27 March, EASA (the […]

Airports

Time Based Separation goes live at Heathrow

March 27, 2015 0

A new way of separating arriving aircraft at Heathrow Airport by time instead of distance in order to cut delays caused by strong winds has gone live as part of a phased introduction this year. […]

Airlines

EASA recommends minimum two crew in cockpit

March 27, 2015 0

European aviation safety chiefs have issued a temporary recommendation for airlines to ensure that at least two crew, including at least one qualified pilot, are in the cockpit at all times of the flight. Until […]

Airlines

Germanwings co-pilot hid medical illness

March 27, 2015 0

German prosecutors confirmed they have found a torn-up sick note for March 24 – the day of the Germanwings air disaster – stating the co-pilot Andreas Lubitz was not fit to fly. After having conducted […]

Airlines

Germanwings air tragedy was murder-suicide

March 26, 2015 0

French investigators say the audio evidence salvaged from the wreckage of the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed on Tuesday, killing all 150 on board, suggests that the 28-year old co-pilot deliberately locked the captain out […]

Airlines

Germanwings pilot locked out of cockpit: NYT

March 26, 2015 0

The audio file from the cockpit voice recording of the Germanwings Airbus A320 air disaster in the Alps on March 24 indicates that one of the pilots could not get back in to the cockpit […]

Airlines

Cockpit voice recorder in usable condition

March 25, 2015 0

French air accident investigators today said they have ‘usable’ cockpit voice recordings from the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the Alps on March 24. Flight 4U9525 from Barcelona to Dusseldorf had reached a cruising […]

CAAs/ANSPs

Profit should not motivate FAA reform: NATCA

March 25, 2015 0

US air traffic controllers remain opposed to any new model that generates profit from the services they provide, according to the controller union chief Paul Rinaldi. Even so, the NATCA union insists the current funding […]