Archive | November, 2012

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ICAO ANC seeks a single global sky

The world’s air traffic management systems will seize up before 2030 unless states all agree a way of acting more harmoniously and seamlessly. This warning came from ICAO Council president Roberto Kobeh Gonzales as he opened the 12th Air Navigation Conference here in Montreal today. This is the global gathering at which the world’s 191 […]

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Pilot Power

IFALPA, the International Federation of Airline Pilot Associations, is moving its HQ to Montreal. It seems like a good idea for it to live in the same city as long-time Montreal residents ICAO and IATA and the more recently migrated (from Geveva) Airports Council International. It’s an obvious move when you think that IFALPA is constantly […]

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Putting St Helena on the map

Until its new and only airport is completed in early 2016, this Royal Mail Ship is, and always was, St Helena’s only connection with the rest of the world. RMS St Helena But actually it’s not going to be easy to aviate there, even when St Helena has a runway. More of that later. For […]

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Aerotoxins: the fog begins to clear

The fight against aerotoxic syndrome has taken a major step forward with the announcement that a scientist at the University of Washington, Seattle, has identified modified chemicals that will reduce the toxicity of anti-wear additives in aero engine oil without reducing the lubricant’s effectiveness. Several recently reported incidents of cabin air contamination in German airlines […]

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