IATA finds ‘troubling’ figures on European ATC delays

IATA finds ‘troubling’ figures on European ATC delays

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has found what it calls ‘troubling’ figures on delays caused by the air traffic control (ATC) staff shortages and strikes affecting much of Europe this summer. The data shows that delays caused by ATC...
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Preparations for Secure Drone Integration in Airspace

Preparations for Secure Drone Integration in Airspace

The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS) has recently announced the launch of the Nevada Drone Center of Excellence for Public Safety (NDCOE). The mission is to save lives and reduce air hazards from drone incursions by empowering a shared...
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Overheated Laptop Could Bring Down a Commercial Airplane, Says New Study

Overheated Laptop Could Bring Down a Commercial Airplane, Says New Study

A single personal electronic device that overheats and catches fire in checked luggage on an airliner can overpower the aircraft’s fire suppression system, potentially creating a fire that could rage uncontrolled, according to new government research. The re...
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TSA Mulls Proposal to End Security Screenings at Small Airports

TSA Mulls Proposal to End Security Screenings at Small Airports

The TSA is considering ending screening of passengers at smaller airports across the country to focus security efforts at the largest airports. CNN reported that the Transportation Security Administration is considering whether to end passenger screening at ...
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New Solar Powered Drone will Stay Airborne for Whole Year

New Solar Powered Drone will Stay Airborne for Whole Year

The PHASA-35 high-altitude, long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (HALE UAV) could stay airborne for a whole year using nothing but solar power. The project is a collaboration between BAE Systems and Prismatic. Test flights will take place next year and...
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FAA OKs Avfuel’s Online Fuel Safety Program

FAA OKs Avfuel’s Online Fuel Safety Program

Global aviation fuel provider Avfuel has received FAA approval for its online fuel safety training program, allowing FBOs and operators to now use the Michigan-based company’s Line Fuel Service and Supervisory Fuel Service Training program to meet FAR 139.32...
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De Gaulle Airport’s New Anti-UAV Technology

De Gaulle Airport’s New Anti-UAV Technology

One of the challenges faced by anti-UAV technology is how to neutralize threats when they emerge, with civil infrastructure like airports having restrictions that would not be seen in the military space. The counter-UAV (C-UAV) Hologard system operated at Pari...
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Facial Recognition Tech Can Recognize Masked Faces

Facial Recognition Tech Can Recognize Masked Faces

A new deep learning facial recognition technology has been unveiled recently. Jointly developed by Panasonic Business and the National University of Singapore, Face Server’s deep learning core engine is the industry’s most accurate yet, tests by the Nation...
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American Airlines and TSA test new bag-screening tech

American Airlines and TSA test new bag-screening tech

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is working with American Airlines to trial a new baggage scanner at the Terminal 8 security checkpoint at New York JFK airport. The new computed tomography (CT) scanner is an evolution of the existing 2D...
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Aviation Industry to Launch UK Awareness Campaign on Consequences of Irresponsible Drinking when Travelling

Aviation Industry to Launch UK Awareness Campaign on Consequences of Irresponsible Drinking when Travelling

Travel retailers, airports and airlines have joined forces to unveil a summer passenger awareness campaign to encourage people to fly responsibly. It reminds passengers of the costs of drinking to excess when travelling by air. These include the risks of...
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