Tag: aviation safety

IATA Releases 2018 Airline Safety Performance

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an increase in accidents compared to 2017. The all accident rate (measured in accidents per 1 million flights) was 1.35, which was the equivalent of one accident for […]

Turkmenistan Airlines Asks for Help over Safety Improvements

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkmenistan Airlines has commissioned Lufthansa Consulting to help the central Asian country’s flag carrier raise its safety performance levels to satisfy the Third Country Operators (TCO) EU Safety Authorisations for foreign air operators – known as the EASA TCO qualification. The airline experienced difficulties in satisfying the relevant EASA requirements and, for safety reasons, was […]

EU Banned Airline Leaves Thousands Stranded

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkmenistan Airlines has been banned from flying to/from the European Union after the EASA suspended its permission for the flag carrier and only airline of Turkmenistan to operate services to/from the EU. The notice about suspension of the flight was announced by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) which reported the EASA “has suspended Turkmenistan […]

REVEALED | Least Safe Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute In the wake of frequent media blows on technical malfunctions of aircraft, although rare but fatal accidents, especially the crash of Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 which took the lives of 189 people in October 2018, safety of air travel has come into even a greater focus. Nevertheless, while in the recently released Preliminary […]

#AVGEEK | World’s Safest Airlines 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute SAFETY FIRST! This is the most commonly used slogan across the aviation industry. Regardless the type of activity in aviation, nothing is more important than safe travel from the point A to the point B. Which one is the safest? According to AirlineRatings.com, the safest airline for 2019 is Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia. […]

EU and Russia Consult on Flight Safety for Russian Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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.