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Airport Safety - Articles and news items

ICAO stresses importance of civil aviation standards to safety

Airport news  •  21 September 2016  •  International Airport Review

ICAO’s development and implementation of global standards has fostered the development of safe and sustainable aviation since the UN agency was created, declared Dr. Fang Liu, ICAO’s Secretary General...

Emirates unveils SkyPharma certified under EU Good Distribution Practice guidelines

Airport news  •  19 September 2016  •  International Airport Review

Emirates SkyPharma, a new facility dedicated exclusively to the secure transport of sensitive pharmaceutical shipments at Dubai Airport...

CANSO members in Africa sign declaration to implement joint initiative to improve ATM safety

Airport news  •  13 September 2016  •  International Airport Review

The companies that provide air navigation services across Africa have committed to a joint initiative to improve aviation safety across the continent...

Cyber security needs the human touch

Airport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  21 June 2016  •  Dr John McCarthy, Cyber Security Specialist

Many of us believe that cyber security is full of complex technical issues and is beyond our understanding without some study of the topic...

New initiative to help UK airports manage safety challenges

Airport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  16 June 2016  •  Airport Operators Association (AOA)

The Airport Operators Association (AOA), the trade association for UK airports, is launching a new Airports Safety Week as part of its contribution to helping its members to prepare for new airport capacity and record passenger numbers.

Don’t fear cyber security; promote it!

Airport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  16 May 2016  •  Dr John McCarthy, Cyber Security Specialist

Air travel has long been known to be the safest form of transport. Safety has been cited as a valid reason for choosing air travel for a long time and the industry quite rightly prides itself on its exemplary safety record. Passengers feel reassured by this when travelling by air. This is not so true of cyber security...

Task force created to as assess the risk of collision between drones and aircraft

Airport news  •  5 May 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has announced it will establish a task force to assess the risk of collision between drones and aircraft.

Investigation launched following drone strike on BA flight

Airport news  •  19 April 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

An investigation has launched following reports that a British Airways flight travelling from Geneva was hit by an unmanned drone whilst approaching Heathrow Airport.

Lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake

Airport Extra  •  22 March 2016  •  Shigeru Uno, Narita International Airport

Buildings swayed alarmingly for around two minutes in Tokyo, which is about 250km from Tōhoku. Earthquakes occur frequently in Japan, but the initial shock and subsequent shaking was so strong with this one people soon realised it was serious. And then the tsunami hit.

IFSEC & FIREX International unveil exciting plans for 2016

Airport news  •  17 March 2016  •  UBM EMEA

With the current UK threat from international terrorism placed at severe and the national head of counter-terrorism recently warning that the UK is facing the threat of ‘enormous and spectacular attacks’ from Islamic State on western lifestyles...

EUROCONTROL contracts NATS to assess safety culture

Airport news  •  5 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

EUROCONTROL, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation has contracted NATS to assess current safety culture in the aviation industry.

FAA reports dramatic rise in pilot sightings of unmanned aircraft

Airport news  •  14 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has revealed a dramatic rise in the number of pilot sightings of unmanned aircraft during the first half of 2015.

FAA reveals increase in wildlife strike reporting

Airport news  •  6 August 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

According to a report commissioned by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), wildlife strike reporting for both commercial and general aviation airports continues to rise.

CAA launches Dronecode initiative

Airport news  •  22 July 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched a new drone awareness initiative including a Dronecode promoting safe recreational drone usage in the UK.

Aviation regulators launch lithium battery safety guides

Airport news  •  21 July 2014  •  The UK Civil Aviation Authority

A series of videos highlighting the potential fire risks to aircraft posed by the improper carriage of lithium batteries, have just been made available for the aviation industry...

 

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