Pitot-Cover Checks Urged by ATSB Safety Advisory

Pitot-Cover Checks Urged by ATSB Safety Advisory

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), citing a July event in which the crew of an Airbus A330 took off from Brisbane Airport with covers still attached to the airplane’s pitot probes, has issued a safety advisory calling for “rigorous...
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Heathrow fined for lost USB stick data breach

Heathrow fined for lost USB stick data breach

Heathrow airport has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a data breach after an employee lost a USB flash drive containing sensitive information. According to the ICO, a member of the public found the USB stick...
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Fatigue Crack Led to Propeller Separation

Fatigue Crack Led to Propeller Separation

An undetected fatigue crack led to a Saab 340 turboprop losing a propeller during a scheduled passenger flight in March 2017. The propeller that had separated from the General Electric CT7-9B engine was found four days later in a wooded...
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New Biometric Scanning at Fort Lauderdale Airport Could Mean Shorter Lines at Security

New Biometric Scanning at Fort Lauderdale Airport Could Mean Shorter Lines at Security

Some passengers flying out of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport can now use biometric scanning to move through TSA security faster, the company CLEAR announced today. For $15 a month subscription, travelers can use special kiosks that scan fi...
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JetBlue to Retrofit Airbus Fleet with Vortex Generators

JetBlue to Retrofit Airbus Fleet with Vortex Generators

JetBlue announces plans to retrofit its entire Airbus fleet with noise-reducing vortex generators. The small devices disrupt wind over ports on the wing which can produce a “whistling” tone during approach into an airport. Vortex generators will be install...
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Using technology to cut disruption could double industry profit

Using technology to cut disruption could double industry profit

SITA CEO Barbara Dalibard believes technology can be used to dramatically cut disruption, which adds $25 billion a year to industry costs-a figure that is roughly equal to the industry’s annual profit margin. She said this could be achieved by...
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Blockchain emerges as a priority technology for research among airlines and airports in 2018

Blockchain emerges as a priority technology for research among airlines and airports in 2018

  Blockchain is fast emerging as the priority technology for future exploration among airport and airline CIOs globally, attracting the most research attention in 2018. This is according to new research released by SITA. The 2018 SITA IT Air Transport I...
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Investigator praises crew in propeller separation

Investigator praises crew in propeller separation

An undetected fatigue crack led to the separation of the right propeller from a Saab 340B over southwestern Sydney in March last year, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has found. The crew of the flight from Albury NSW noticed...
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AIRBUS A321LR CERTIFIED FOR LONG-RANGE OPERATIONS

AIRBUS A321LR CERTIFIED FOR LONG-RANGE OPERATIONS

Airbus has secured certification from regulators in Europe and the United States for its A321LR to operate long-range flights, including over-water routes. Regulators also approved the A321LR to operate under 180-minute extended operations (ETOPS) rules. Furth...
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L3 Technologies Unveils Newly Expanded Multi-Purpose Pilot Training Center

L3 Technologies Unveils Newly Expanded Multi-Purpose Pilot Training Center

L3 Technologies recently celebrated the opening of its expanded L3 Arlington Training Center facility in Arlington, TX. The multi-purpose training center provides world-leading simulation and instruction for both military and commercial pilots, as well as stat...
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