Aviation safety
How To Fix the Airlines’ Stupid Portable Gadget Rules
Friday, 14 December 2012 17:02

How To Fix the Airlines’ Stupid Portable Gadget RulesIf you've flown lately, you have probably noticed that the "portable electronics" rules are increasingly muddled. It's time for the FAA and airlines to lift the electronics ban completely, or rewrite it to reflect modern gadgets.

The first problem is, nearly all electronics are lumped together, despite differences in their innards and the services they perform.

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Boeing 787 Fuel Leaks Spur FAA to Require Jet Inspections
Wednesday, 05 December 2012 10:18

Boeing 787 Fuel Leaks Spur FAA to Require Jet Inspections

Boeing Co. (BA)’s new 787 Dreamliners must be inspected after fuel leaks on two planes were traced to manufacturing errors, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said.

The airworthiness directive, the first for the 787 since it entered service last year, will be issued today and require checks of fuel-line connectors for an “unsafe condition,” the FAA said on the Federal Register’s website.

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Boarding pass barcodes 'can be read by smartphones'
Friday, 26 October 2012 14:28

Boarding pass barcodes 'can be read by smartphones'

A vulnerability in US domestic airline boarding pass barcodes could allow travellers to bring unauthorised items on board, says a security expert.

The codes reveal what kind of airport checks a passenger will face and can be read by smartphones, he says.

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Flying Skyhook wasn’t just for James Bond, it actually rescued agents
Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:45

This had to be one hell of a ride.  The CIA today said it added a pretty cool item to its museum archives - the instruction card for officers being plucked off the ground by a contraption that would allow a person to be snatched off the ground by a flying aircraft.

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Air Force insiders foresaw F-22 woes
Friday, 28 September 2012 14:44

In this Aug. 14, 2012 photo, a U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighter taxis before take-off at Kadena Air Base on the southern island of Okinawa in Japan. The U.S. is hoping a dozen F-22 stealth fighters now roaring through the skies of southern Japan will prove its most prized combat aircraft is finally ready to resume full operations after years of investigations into why its pilots were getting dizzy and disoriented. But questions remain over whether the Air Force has taken enough action to fix a potentially bigger problem - the shriveling of programs to test cockpit life support systems after nearly 20 years of budget cuts, downsizing and outsourcing. (AP Photo/Greg Baker) KADENA AIR BASE, Japan (AP) - Years before F-22 pilots began getting dizzy in the cockpit, before one struggled to breathe as he tried to pull out of a fatal crash, before two more went on television to say the plane was so unsafe they refused to fly it, a small circle of U.S. Air Force experts knew something was wrong with the prized stealth fighter jet.

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Belfast International Airport passengers to be randomly body scanned
Thursday, 06 September 2012 16:39

Scan-system-in-Belfast-airportNon-invasive body scanning for some passengers travelling from Belfast International Airport will begin later this week.

It is being introduced in response to new regulations by the Department for Transport (DfT).

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FAA launches PED safety study
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 09:56

FAA-examining-restrictions-PEDsThe FAA has released a request for comments as a first step in launching a study about what effects current policies and procedures with regards to portable electronic devices (PED) used by pilots and passengers in general aviation and air carrier operations may have on safety of flight.

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No charges for woman who caused US jet 'implant' alert
Thursday, 24 May 2012 14:29

US-jet-implant-alertA French woman who caused a security scare on a US airliner on Tuesday by claiming to have a surgically-implanted device will be released without charge, a US prosecutor says.

The North Carolina-bound US Airways flight was diverted to Bangor, Maine, after Lucie Zeeko Marigot, 41, alerted attendants to the alleged device.

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China fake parts found in US military aircrafts
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 13:06

Military-planes-securityVast numbers of counterfeit Chinese electronic parts are being used in US military equipment, a key Senate committee has reported.

A year-long probe found 1,800 cases of fake parts in US military aircraft, the Senate Armed Services Committee found.

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Virgin Atlantic allows in-flight calls
Thursday, 17 May 2012 10:00

Phone-calls-onboard-of-Virgin-AtlanticPassengers flying with Virgin Atlantic from London to New York will soon be able to make in-flight phone calls using their personal mobile devices.

Only six people will be allowed to talk at once, and phones will still have to be turned off at take-off and landing.

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