Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Final Report Inconclusive

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Final Report Inconclusive

A final investigative report issued by Malaysian civil aviation authorities provides no conclusive communications, navigation or surveillance-based evidence as to what caused the March 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Investigators claim that lack of access to the aircraft’s...
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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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JLG Introduces ClearSky Fleet Management System

JLG Introduces ClearSky Fleet Management System

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, recently released its ClearSky fleet management telematics solution. ClearSky combines multi-year service plans and several hardware opti...
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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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TSA Is Testing Scanners That Could Let Travelers Bring Liquids Into Airports

TSA Is Testing Scanners That Could Let Travelers Bring Liquids Into Airports

The nation’s aviation security agency is beginning a test at 15 U.S. airports of new three-dimensional X-ray scanners that may someday allow passengers to bring liquids into their bags. The Transportation Security Administration plans to add as many as 40...
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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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TSA ‘Quiet Skies’ program secretly monitors US passenger behavior

TSA ‘Quiet Skies’ program secretly monitors US passenger behavior

“Quiet Skies”, the previously undisclosed surveillance program, was first reported on by The Boston Globe July 30. As part of the program, small teams of Federal Air Marshals follow targeted passengers in airports and inflight, observing them for behavio...
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