Tag: aviation safety

EU and Russia Consult on Flight Safety for Russian Airlines

Representatives of the European Union and Russia have held consultations in Brussels on issues of flight safety for Russian aircraft to member countries in the Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) program, Russia’s Permanent Mission to the EU said on Friday. “On October 5, 2018, Russia-EU bilateral technical consultations were held in Brussels on issues […]

ICAO Safety Report Confirms 2017 as Aviation’s Safest Year

In 2017, there were 4.1 billion passengers travelling by air worldwide on scheduled commercial services. Tragically, these flights resulted in 50 fatalities. Nonetheless, this rate of 12.2 fatalities per billion passengers represents the safest year ever on the record for aviation. The number of fatal accidents also decreased, to 5 from 7 in 2016, which […]

Tips on How to Fly Your Drone Safely

If you have just bought your first drone, congratulations! You are going to have tons of fun or even start a business with that small device. However, before you can do any of that, you will need to learn to safely fly it. In this article, we are going to give you some tips on […]

Turbulence as One of the Most Misunderstood Elements of Flying

A lot of effort goes into avoiding turbulence but it still can be faced  unexpectedly  in everyday  flights. Chief Pilot Richard Tobiano from Qantas provided his statement about this daily incident. The recent reports on QF94 show that turbulence is probably one of the most misunderstood elements of flying. For pilots, it’s an everyday part of our job […]

EASA Releases Prelimenary 2017 Safety Overview

EASA’s preliminary analysis of the Commercial Air Transport operations in 2017 shows the lowest number of fatal accidents in modern aviation history in 2017. The preliminary analysis covers both worldwide operations and those involving the 32 EASA Member States.

Emirates Group and Etihad Aviation Sign Deal on Security

Emirates Group Security and Etihad Aviation Group announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in aviation security, the first deal between the two aviation companies. In a statement on Monday, Emirates Group said the agreement “signals the importance of closer collaboration in aviation security” to make use of joint synergies and boost […]

2017: The Safest Year for Aviation in History

The year 2016 seemed to be a year of never-ending aviation incidents. From an Egyptair flight being “forcibly diverted” to Cyprus by a man wanting to impress his girlfriend, to then-Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence’s chartered Eastern Airlines 737-700 overrunning the runway at LaGuardia, the accidents and incidents seemed to pile up. The good news, […]

US and EU Expand Cooperation on ATC Modernization and Pilot Training

The US and the European Union (EU) are amending two joint agreements expanding cooperation on aviation safety and air traffic management (ATC) modernization. Officials from FAA, the EU and the European Commission co-signed the amendments in Brussels Dec. 13. The amendment to the US-EU Safety Agreement, which originally took effect May 1, 2011, enables the […]

Aeroflot Obtains the Right to Deny Boarding to Disruptive Passengers

Aeroflot has obtained the legal right to compile a blacklist of disruptive passengers and to subsequently deny them boarding. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the corresponding legislation, which will come into force in June 2018. These newly adopted measures will help the entire Russian civil aviation industry and make it more appealing at a global […]

EU Moves Forward on UAV Regulation

A European Union-wide agreement has been reached on future commercial operations of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). The agreement aims to have the necessary regulations in place by 2019. The European Commission, national aviation authorities and the drone industry hammered out the details at a conference in Helsinki, the Finnish capital. The ‘Helsinki Declaration’ identifies three […]