Tag: aviation safety

EASA About the Safe Transport of PED Containing Lithium Batteries

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a Safety Information Bulletin to remind airlines and aircraft operators of important principles for the safe transport of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) containing lithium batteries. These principles should be taken into account by the airlines when they perform their safety risk assessment. PEDs containing lithium batteries are considered […]

EASA Releases Preliminary Safety Review

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released its preliminary review for aviation statistics for 2016 in the domain of Commercial Air Transport (CAT) planes, covering worldwide operations and those which involve the 32 EASA Member States. In summary, there was one fatal incident involving any EASA State Member in 2016 where, in January, a […]

Airways New Zealand Reports Strong Half Year Result

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airways New Zealand today announced its interim results for the period ending 31 December 2016, reporting a strong operational, safety and financial performance. The State Owned Enterprise has achieved an interim net profit after tax (NOPAT) of $13.8m, a 20 per cent increase on the prior year’s $11.5 million result. During the period, Airways recorded […]

Etihad Flight Diverted To Military Base Following Security Threat

Reading Time: < 1 minute A flight from Dublin to Abu Dhabi had to be diverted to military airbase due to a security threat onboard the aircraft. The Etihad Airways flight EY042 was diverted to Al Minhad Air Base outside of Dubai following a security alert. Passengers underwent security screening, as did all luggage on board. The aircraft was also […]

DOT: Airlines Should Notify Fliers if They Allow Voice Calls in Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced its proposal to require airlines and ticket agents to disclose in advance to consumers if the carrier operating their flight allows passengers to make voice calls using mobile wireless devices. Currently, the Federal Communications Commission’s rules prohibit the use of mobile devices on certain radio frequencies onboard aircraft, […]

U.S. Air Force Has to Be Concerned About Pilot Shortage

Reading Time: 2 minutes The loss of highly trained and experienced pilots from the U.S. military to the private sector is a legitimate worry for Pentagon leaders, the Defense Department’s top civilian said. “It is something we have to be concerned about,” Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Wednesday during a stopover at this installation. The problem is particularly […]

EASA Updated Passenger Information on Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 10th of October 2016 Samsung Corp. informed about the decision to stop sales and exchanges of Galaxy Note 7 devices. Samsung Corp. is advising: “Since the affected devices can overheat and pose a safety risk, we are asking consumers with an original Galaxy Note 7 or a replacement Galaxy Note 7 to power it […]

EASA Recommendations for The Transport of Damaged Lithium Batteries

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued on 26 September 2016 a set of recommendations for the safe transport of Galaxy Note 7 devices, which are subject of recall by their manufacturer. In a so-called Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) sent to all airlines today, EASA recommends the following: A recalled device may not be carried […]

EASA: Keep Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Turned Off and Do Not Charge

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following the official communication from Samsung on issues with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the European Aviation Safety Agency advises passengers and crew members to keep these devices turned off and do not charge them while on board of the aircraft and do not put them inside the checked baggage. Passengers are also reminded of […]

Piper Receives EASA Approval of M500

Reading Time: < 1 minute Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced it has been awarded approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), for the Piper M500, clearing the way for the innovative aircraft to enter into service on the European register. “EASA certification is an important milestone allowing us to kick off a major sales campaign to bring the M500 to […]