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  • Multiple birdstrike downed Pave Hawk, USAF concludes


    ​A multiple birdstrike caused the 7 January fatal crash of a US Air Force Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter over the UK east coast, accident investigators have determined.


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  • BA crew autopsies show organophosphate poisoning


    ​Cabin air contamination and its cumulative effect on flight crew health is once again in the spotlight as the...


  • ICAO to address war zone danger to civil aviation


    The International Civil Aviation Organisation has announced it is to hold a “high level meeting” about the risks to...


  • OPINION: MH17 - The chances of success for the investigators


    ​The loss of flight MH17 is not about Malaysia ­Airlines. Everyone in the aviation industry knows what a cruel irony...


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  • BA crew autopsies show organophosphate poisoning

    News | 31 Jul 2014 09:11 | David Learmount

    ​Cabin air contamination and its cumulative effect on flight crew health is once again in the spotlight as the findings of a post-mortem on a 43-year-old British Airways pilot are published.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/BA-crew-autopsies-show-organophosphate-poisoning-402138/
  • Airline safety: The danger of complacency

    News | 30 Jul 2014 14:03 | David Learmount

    Aside from the two Malaysia Airlines incidents – which are not believed to be accidental events – the first six months of 2014 have been so free of aircraft accidents worldwide that the industry is having to prepare to fight the safety management complacency that may result. We review the reasons for, and the outcomes of, this long-term trend.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airline-safety-The-danger-of-complacency-402119/
  • ANALYSIS: MH17 investigation is far from normal

    News | 28 Jul 2014 23:00 | David Learmount

    ​The investigation of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on 17 July is inevitably going to be carried out under circumstances that breach many of the international protocols that apply to such exercises. However assiduously the investigation is now carried out, this lays the eventual conclusions open to dispute by any party that does not agree with – or does not like – the findings.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-MH17-investigation-is-far-from-normal-401932/
  • ANALYSIS: FSF reviews risks of go-around decision-making

    News | 28 Jul 2014 15:07 | David Learmount

    ​Failing to abandon a risky approach when necessary can be disastrous, but many times in the last few years go-arounds – formerly considered a simple manoeuvre – have themselves ended in disaster.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-FSF-reviews-risks-of-go-around-decision-making-401815/
  • ICAO to address war zone danger to civil aviation

    News | 28 Jul 2014 09:18 | David Learmount

    The International Civil Aviation Organisation has announced it is to hold a “high level meeting” about the risks to civil aviation in conflict zones, at its Montreal headquarters on 29 July 2014.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ICAO-to-address-war-zone-danger-to-civil-aviation-402057/
  • OPINION: MH17 - The chances of success for the investigators

    News | 25 Jul 2014 11:49 | David Learmount

    ​The loss of flight MH17 is not about Malaysia ­Airlines. Everyone in the aviation industry knows what a cruel irony it is that this carrier has lost a second Boeing 777 with everybody on board – again apparently through no fault of its own – and empathises with its employees at a dark time.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-MH17-The-chances-of-success-for-the-investigators-402033/