Following the crash of the Germanwings A320 a number of airlines have taken the decision to impose a "Rule of two" permanently in the cockpit.
A few days ago, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) certified the ARJ-21 Comac. But to fly abroad, the Chinese regional jet must now be certified by the American and European civil aviation authorities.
On 7th October, one month after the meeting of experts held at the French national centre for space Studies (CNES), it was the turn of the American National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to organize a forum in Washington to improve the location of missing ‘planes. And not all the players in the sector are in unison on the issue.
If flight MH-370 Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777’s beacon had been activated, it would have only taken about half hour to precisely locate the aircraft. At the French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), around fifty of the sector’s world experts recently met to study various improvements to the activation of these beacons.
With the aim of simplifying and securitising even more, the control of passengers and their luggage at airports, Morpho, a Safran Group subsidiary, has developed many innovative concepts. Some have already been sold, others will be next year. To find out more we went on a brief tour of the Morpho Detection headquarters.