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Future-proofing the flight deck

GE Aviation Systems has announced an ‘Open Flight Deck’ project, aimed at breaking down barriers to the introduction of new aviation technologies. The company is...
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Watch this U-space: EU launches drone airspace plan

The European Union has revealed plans for a new type of airspace. 'U-space', is a plan for low-level airspace to enable the safe and...

Europe’s air safety record on show

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued its annual safety review. Last year, 2016, was the safest year on record for passenger and scheduled...
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Ground handling training comes in from the cold (or heat)

Ground handling has entered the realm of virtual reality, (VR), with the launch of training software developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Ramp...
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Cabin safety app for safer fliers

Pre-flight safety video too boring? Cabin demonstration too low tech? Seat-back safety card so twentieth century? The University of Udine’s Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab...
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Drones on the way for heart attack first aid

Medical researchers are finding drones carrying defibrillators could be the best hope for heart attack victims. A Swedish study published in the most recent Journal...

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Rationalising airworthiness

Thomas P. Turner The pilot of a vintage Cessna 120 taildragger noticed over time that the aeroplane’s battery would not always hold a charge. It...
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The cable saga

In the five years since a very near miss put the issue of flight control deterioration into clear focus, sixty-one unserviceable and potentially dangerous...

Grinding gear

A known and documented problem continues to cause embarrassment and expense for Cessna operators. It was a memorable sightseeing trip, for the wrong reasons. The...

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