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  • Background to Germanwings A320 accident

    There are few facts available about the 24 March Germanwings Airbus A320 crash in the French Alps, but it is an unusual event in that whatever precipitated the accident appears to have occurred in the cruise. In this case the cruise was a very brief period – less than 3min from levelling out at the top of climb to the beginning of the continuous descent to impact.

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  • Norway prepares report on new airline business practices

    ​Norway's Ministry of Transport and Communications is preparing a report on the effects of commercial air transport...

  • EASA simplifies PBN preparations

    ​European operators can expect a less bureaucratic transition to performance-based navigation (PBN) procedures...

  • EASA ponders commercial single-engine IMC ruling

    EASA has recently completed its review of industry comments on the controversial subject of commercial single-engine...

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  • ANALYSIS: Complexity threatens to put SESAR off track

    News | 02 Jul 2015 13:11 | David Learmount

    Europe’s Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) project, according to its latest self-assessed progress report, “is proving to be a powerful catalyst in transforming Europe’s ATM network into a modern, cohesive and performance-based operational system.”
  • PARIS: Lockheed Martin to make its civil simulator presence felt

    News | 13 Jun 2015 23:00 | David Learmount

    ​This year’s Paris air show will see Lockheed Martin (LM) adding its brand name to the increasingly competitive market for simulators serving civil airline crew training needs.
  • ANALYSIS: Business aviation safety performance in 2014

    News | 11 May 2015 23:00 | David Learmount

    ​In 2014 business jet aircraft suffered the worst global fatal accident rate in recent years, while the worldwide figures for business turboprops improved in comparison to 2013 and 2012.
  • ANALYSIS: Business aviation works to develop smart approaches

    News | 11 May 2015 23:00 | David Learmount

    ​NetJets Europe is leading a consortium of 15 companies to improve access in all weather conditions for business aviation to all kinds of airports, from frantically busy hubs to quietly rural aerodromes.
  • INTERVIEW: Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary

    News | 30 Apr 2015 10:33 | David Learmount

    Ryanair expects to carry 100 million passengers in its current financial year, and the 30-year-old Irish budget carrier seems infused with a new-found respect for its passengers. Or, as chief executive Michael O'Leary puts it: "We've moved from being cheap and nasty to cheap and cheerful."
  • Norway prepares report on new airline business practices

    News | 15 Apr 2015 10:39 | David Learmount

    ​Norway's Ministry of Transport and Communications is preparing a report on the effects of commercial air transport globalisation and the "fragmentation" of airline structures within the European economic area and globally. This will include a study of "atypical employment practices" within the industry, according to State Secretary for Transport and Communications Tom Cato Karlsen.