Category Archives: Safety

Europe’s EASA takes on new responsibilities

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has said it welcomes the adoption by the Council of the European Union of updated aviation safety rules for … More ››

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US pilots urge safe future space ops integration

Congressional leaders must begin work now to ensure that commercial space operations are safely integrated in to US airspace and that safety remains the highest priority … More ››

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ERA seeks ADS-B let-off for costly, older aircraft

Europe’s regional airlines are seeking an exemption on retrofitting ADS-B surveillance equipment where there is no obvious safety benefit. In a statement, the European Airlines … More ››

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Eurocontrol alert system to warn all controllers on aircraft judged ‘unsafe’ to transit EU airspace

Eurocontrol has deployed a new system to prevent unsafe aircraft from entering European airspace. Since November 2016, any non-European aircraft that enters the European Union needs … More ››

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The FAA must change drone risk assessment approach to enable faster airspace integration

An overly conservative approach to safety risk assessments at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proving a significant barrier to the development of drone technology, … More ››

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EASA’s new Basic Regulation receives EP nod

The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new mandate for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) during a June 12 plenary session. … More ››

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No Limits

Aviation safety can be taken to new levels, says Gilberto López Meyer, IATA’s senior vice president, safety and flight operations. Fifteen years after the first IATA … More ››

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Drone collision guidance issued to pilots and air traffic control

British pilot and air traffic control bodies have worked together to create guidance in preventing drone collisions. The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) and the … More ››

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FAA approves 777X folding composite wingtips

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Boeing’s folding CFRP wingtip design for its two 777X aircraft variants, the 777-8 and 777-9 allowing the aircraft to use standard … More ››

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Critical safety roles will operate without access to basic human need – NZ controller unions

Many of New Zealand’s controllers are carrying out their essential safety-critical roles without the certainty of even taking a regular toilet break, their union told … More ››

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