Tag: incidents

2017: The Safest Year for Aviation in History

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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, […]

How Dangerous Might Bird Strikes Be?

Reading Time: 1 minute In the world of aviation hardly a week passes without an aircraft being damaged, and, as strange as it may sound, in many cases the fault of such problems lie in birds.

How Dangerous Might Bird Strikes Be?

Reading Time: 5 minutes In the world of aviation hardly a week passes without an aircraft being damaged, and, as strange as it may sound, in many cases the fault of such problems lie in birds. Perhaps, at first sight it does not seem to be a very weighty matter as it is thought that approximately 80% of bird […]

Fire and Fumes Incidents Prompt IATA Scrutiny of Hoverboard Carriage

Reading Time: 1 minute A number of fumes and small fire incidents involving lithium-battery-powered hoverboards loaded on to airliners has prompted IATA to develop industry guidelines for handling the new-fad gliding vehicles. Several airlines are banning the carriage of hoverboards over concerns they pose a fire hazard. In a media briefing in Geneva Dec. 10, IATA officials said that […]