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  • IATA chief: flying still safest form of travel, despite 2016 data

    Latest safety performance figures for 2016 released by IATA show a slight rise on the previous year, but an overall decline compared to the five year average.
     

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  • Unlocking aircraft toilets – a tricky business

    For safety reasons, commercial aircrew must be able to unlock the toilets of an aircraft from the outside. To do so, there’s a special trick. We reveal the secret in this short video with no comment. Read the article.
     

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  • Why is there a hatch in the cockpit?

    Some aircraft have a hatch in the cockpit ceiling. On first test or commercial flights, pilots often use it to wave a flag. But what’s its real purpose and is it present on all airliners? Read our news article to find out.
     

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  • SpaceX: successful launch first step towards real-time aircraft tracking

    SpaceX launched ten satellites into low orbit on 14th January in the first phase of a constellation network of 81 satellites. By early 2018, these Iridium NEXT satellites could transform air traffic control, making it possible to know the exact flight position in real-time of all aircraft equipped with the GlobalBeacon system. Watch the launch video without comment. Read the article.
     

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  • IATA - risky rise in unruly behaviour

    Nearly 11,000 cases of bad behaviour aboard planes were registered in 2015 by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Over ten per cent of cases involved physical aggression towards cabin crew or fellow passengers.
     

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  • Qatar Airways to track its aircraft minute by minute

    Qatar Airways is to track its aircraft in real-time during flights from 2018. It will be one of the first airline companies to be equipped with the GlobalBeacon system - aiming to avoid a repeat of the MH370 scenario. Read the article.
     

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  • Fuel dumping by commercial aircraft

    A Boeing 777 dumping tonnes of fuel over the Paris region – the story made big waves a few days ago. And yet this rare procedure is actually a classic solution to technical problem. Read the article.
     

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  • Why is Safran selling its I&S subsidiary, ex-Morpho?

    Safran is selling its Identity and Security, ex-Morpho, to the American fund Advent International, who own Oberthur Technologies. The transaction will be finalised in 2017. But why would they do this considering that the security sector is in full bloom? Read the article.
     

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  • New Concept in Aircraft Design: a Detachable Cabin

    An aircraft cabin that can detach itself from the rest of the aircraft in case of an inflight emergency. This is the concept that an engineer has developed to make air transport safer still. It’s an ingenious system however it won’t be seen on commercial aircraft before 2025.
     

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  • Kalashnikovs On Sale in Moscow Airport

    The Russian military arms maker Kalashnikov has just opened a souvenir shop at Sheremetyevo International Airport near Moscow. Guns and assault weapons are on sale but these are, of course, replicas, however disturbingly realistic. This is an astounding decision. See the video (no commentary). Read the article.
     

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  • Istanbul airport attack provisional toll : 41 dead and 239 injured

    Last night, three suicide bombers fired into the crowd at Ataturk Airport in Turkey before blowing themselves up. After Belgium, last March, Turkey has now also been affected by bomb attacks at an airport.
     

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  • What is the thickness of a commercial aircraft windshield?

    Cockpit windows have to be able to resist cabin pressure and bird strikes. So how thick to they have to be? We interviewed passersby in the streets of Paris. (See the video). The answer is in the article.
     

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  • Aircraft accident: IATA criteria under the microscope

    In their latest report, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) calculates that aircraft accidents accounted for 136 victims in 2015. A record year for aviation security, but which does not reflect the whole picture.
     

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  • France, hot on the trail of volcanic ash

    To ensure the safety of air routes in the event of volcanic eruption, the French national meteorological service has just obtained the LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging), a unique detection system in Europe.
     

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  • What is the flight envelope of a plane?

    Whilst the term ‘‘flight envelope’’ of aircraft holds no secrets for pilots, this term does remain enigmatic for many. We put the question to you, and here is the answer. Watch the video, and read the article to find the answer.
     

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