Category Archives: Security

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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Eurocontrol chooses Thales to strengthen cyber security and digitalisation of air traffic services

Eurocontrol has awarded Thales two contracts to strengthen the cyber security of its information systems and, in partnership with Cegeka, a Belgian company specialising in … More ››

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Airports ‘ill-equipped for major cyber attack’

New research has found that airports are ill-equipped to deal with a major cyber attack and that remote tower technology could represent a major vulnerability. … More ››

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EASA warns of possible missile strikes on Syria

Eurocontrol is relaying a warning to airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the risk of air strikes into Syria in the … More ››

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ICAO Council endorses global security plan 

The ICAO Council has taken an historic step in endorsing the very first Global Aviation Security Plan to improve international coordination, response, and planning to … More ››

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CANSO, EUROCAE commit to jointly develop standards on air traffic management issues

The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) and the European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) have agreed to work together on developing aviation industry … More ››

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Groupe ADP, DSNA-S team on drone detection

Groupe ADP and DSNA Services are developing a drone detection system for deployment at airports and other sensitive sites. Paris airport operator Groupe ADP has teamed with DSNA … More ››

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US data comm faces security threat probe

A US transport watchdog is initiating an audit into information controls governing one of the cornerstone technologies of NextGen to prevent potential security threats from … More ››

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FAA to use maps to speed drone consent, restricts military area ops

The United States is planning to release the first set of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) facility maps on April 27. The maps will depict areas … More ››

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Eurocontrol to head rapid reaction cyber force

Europe’s air navigation safety agency Eurocontrol is to head a centre of cyber excellence to combat the increasing number of malicious attacks on the ATM network. … More ››

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