About: air safety

Aviation 26-01-2018

EU could dash hopes for UK to remain in aviation safety agency

Britain could be excluded from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) after it quits the EU, raising the prospect of increased certification costs for airlines and manufacturers and dashing London's hopes of keeping its membership.
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Cybersecurity 20-06-2017

From drones to cyberattacks – shoring up corporate security

With its high-performance networks and data centers, Deutsche Telekom is arguably Europe's leading ICT-services provider, writes the German telecoms group, whose services range from drone protection to cybersecurity.
Aviation 05-04-2017

EU regulator says airline ‘laptop ban’ may compromise safety

Europe's aviation regulator voiced concern on Wednesday (5 April) over the risk of battery fires in the cargo holds of passenger planes after US and British authorities banned certain electronics from passenger cabins.
Transport 17-08-2016

EU to toughen air pilots’ health screening

The European Commission will propose laws to toughen screening for new pilots by the end of this year after aviation safety authorities called for stricter medical requirements.
Transport 19-04-2016

Europe eyes Iran as alternative aviation route

The EU and Iran will discuss a horizontal agreement on air transport in the coming months, seen as a first step to bolster cooperation that could reduce the influence of United Arab Emirates and Qatar as hubs for long-haul flights.
Transport 01-04-2016

Brussels airport announces reopening amid strike threats

Brussels airport said it would partially reopen for passenger flights on Friday evening after its closure following the March 22 bomb attacks, the company running the airport said.
Transport 24-03-2016

Germany reluctant to strengthen pilot checks on first anniversary of Germanwings crash

EU authorities have criticised the German government for ignoring EU air safety recommendations and failing to bolster pilot medical checks, after the Germanwings tragedy that killed 150 passengers and crew members on 24 March 2015.
Transport 17-12-2015

EU adopts new rules to better track aircraft in distress

The European Commission adopted on Wednesday (16 December) new rules to improve the tracking and location of an aircraft in distress anywhere in the world.
Transport 03-12-2015

US mulls visa restrictions on EU travellers after Paris attacks

Lawmakers were introducing legislation this week tightening the program that allows millions to travel to the United States without a visa, as Congress moves to enhance security following the deadly Paris attacks.
Transport 14-10-2015

Beyond MH17, a century of air crash probes and new pressures

As the spotlight falls on Dutch crash investigators and their high-profile probe into the downing of a Malaysian airliner, air accident detectives worldwide are waging a much more discreet daily battle to keep flying safe.
Transport 24-09-2015

EU to challenge Germany over pilot licensing after Germanwings crash

The European Commission is poised to launch a legal challenge against Germany's air safety authorities, in particular its system for renewing pilots' licences, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday (23 September).
Transport 23-09-2015

Report: UN agency delays plane tracking proposal

The United Nations agency that oversees civil aviation may delay a plan to require that airlines track the location of their planes by two years, to 2018, according to an internal report seen by Reuters.
Transport 17-09-2015

EU to impose compulsory flight tracking after MH370 disappearance

The European Union is pursuing plans to impose mandatory flight-tracking in response to the disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner, but will not mandate a specific interval for position updates.
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Transport 05-05-2015

Europe toughens up pilot training rules to prevent accidents

European aviation safety regulators introduced new training requirements on Monday (4 May) to help prevent accidents by pilots losing control of planes in-flight, such as during a stall or in bad weather.
Transport 27-03-2015

New EU air safety measures could follow Germanwings tragedy

The European Commission will propose new air safety measures after the Germanwings crash earlier this week, an EU official said on Friday (27 March).

Aviation safety body sets out risk-based approach to civil drone use

Three categories of civil drone should be created to regulate the unmanned aerial vehicles now used in everything from filming to farming and parcel deliveries, Europe's aviation safety body has proposed.
Transport 23-07-2014

Europe safety agency urges airlines to avoid Tel Aviv

Europe's aviation regulator on Tuesday (22 July) warned airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv, joining action by US authorities as conflict continued on the Gaza Strip.
Transport 18-12-2013

EU agrees new rules to shield air crew whistleblowers

Airline crew members will be shielded from reprisals when they report incidents to air safety authorities, according to new legislation agreed by all EU institutions yesterday (17 December).