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  • London helicopter crash report criticises construction regulations


    A helicopter pilot died because the AgustaWestland AW109E he was flying hit a crane on a building under construction beside the river Thames in London while it was partially obscured by cloud, according to the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch.


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  • IATA backs safety performance over documentary compliance


    ​The future of commercial air transport safety regulation and oversight should be based on carrier operational...


  • London Gatwick airport beats its own world record again


    Air traffic controllers at Gatwick airport handled a total of 906 movements on 29 August, breaking their own world...


  • Eurocontrol reveals extent of industrial action disruption in 2013


    ​European air traffic control industrial action “proved to be even more disruptive in 2013 than 2012”, according to...


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  • IATA backs safety performance over documentary compliance

    News | 17 Sep 2014 10:16 | David Learmount

    ​The future of commercial air transport safety regulation and oversight should be based on carrier operational performance, not on documentary compliance with regulatory minima, according to the International Air Transport Association’s regional director safety and operations for Europe, Giancarlo Buono.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IATA-backs-safety-performance-over-documentary-compliance-403770/
  • ANALYSIS: Cockpits nearly all paperless but manufacturers still face dilemma

    News | 10 Sep 2014 10:58 | David Learmount

    ​The manufacturers intend cockpits to be paperless soon. Airbus, for example, says it intends its aircraft to be completely paperless - therefore totally EFB-dependent - within two years. But they all face a permanent dilemma about what interface they should choose. Boeing with its 787 and Airbus with the A380 and A350 have onboard information systems (OIS) that are fully integrated with the aircraft’s avionics, and the need for pilots to use tablet computers during the flight has been eliminated. Everything the pilots need for flight, including manuals and charts, is there.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Cockpits-nearly-all-paperless-but-manufacturers-still-face-dilemma-403065/
  • ANALYSIS: Electronic flightbags come of age but still require pilot discipline

    News | 09 Sep 2014 09:46 | David Learmount

    ​Only a few years ago all pilots carried their trademark flightbags – large, black box-like briefcases. These were usually covered in stickers showing destinations, aircraft types and the logos of airlines and flight training organisations. One glance at a well-stickered bag provided an instant guide to the owner’s age and professional career.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Electronic-flightbags-come-of-age-but-still-require-pilot-discipline-403064/
  • London helicopter crash report criticises construction regulations

    News | 09 Sep 2014 06:15 | David Learmount

    A helicopter pilot died because the AgustaWestland AW109E he was flying hit a crane on a building under construction beside the river Thames in London while it was partially obscured by cloud, according to the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/London-helicopter-crash-report-criticises-construction-regulations-403453/
  • London Gatwick airport beats its own world record again

    News | 03 Sep 2014 14:11 | David Learmount

    Air traffic controllers at Gatwick airport handled a total of 906 movements on 29 August, breaking their own world record for air traffic management in a single day from a single runway.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/London-Gatwick-airport-beats-its-own-world-record-again-403295/
  • ANALYSIS: 'Boris Island' out, Heathrow and Gatwick runways in

    News | 02 Sep 2014 12:24 | David Learmount

    News that the proposed inner Thames Estuary airport has been dropped from the UK Airports Commission's shortlist has surprised nobody, as the decision was foreshadowed in the body's interim report in December last year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Boris-Island-out-Heathrow-and-Gatwick-runways-in-403242/