SWISS has discovered issues with certain protective breathing equipment (PBE) used by its crew members. This equipment is designed to safeguard against smoke and vapors in the unlikely event of a smoke incident on board.
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In a troubling trend, Friday’s emergency evacuation of American Airlines flight AA383 at Chicago O’Hare airport was recorded by a passenger on his mobile phone for posterity those 15-minutes of fame.
The trend of people stopping to video their evacuation is troubling. Passengers stopping to take possessions they believe they can’t live without is bad. Passengers stopping to take video which they and the rest of the world can definitely live without is worse.
News of the FAA’s ban on use of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on aircraft followed shortly after Australian carriers had implemented their own voluntary ban over concerns that some devices have spontaneously ignited.
But while the focus is on problems with the Galaxy Note 7 these incidents are symptomatic of a bigger issue: the inherent violent flammability of Lithium-Ion batteries with which have posed a threat to aviation for years.
An Emirates 777 aircraft crash landed at Dubai Airport but what could have been a terrible tragedy resulted in a swift evacuation of the aircraft in 45 seconds with all onboard safe on the ground. Statement on EK521 | Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum | English https://t.co/Qwvy2eEfTY — Dubai Media…
Due to a recent incident of a Pokémon GO Player interfering with the safety of flyers at the terminal, Copenhagen Airport has issued a special, very bright, very attention-getting Airside Safety Alert. It warns Pokémon GO Players against hunting on airport grounds.
Etihad Airways has released a statement on a severe turbulence incident onboard its flight EY474 from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta on 4 May 2016.
The UK CAA has issued a statement of a revised safety policy, with immediate effect, following the tragic crash of a helicopter outside of Bergen, Norway which killed 13 people. The aircraft was returning to Bergen from the Gullfaks oil field. So far, eleven bodies have been recovered. “Our thoughts…
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones, are becoming wildly popular around the world, have many practical applications, and can help produce breathtaking cinematography.
But concern over safe operations has grown along with their popularity. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia (CASA) has put together this charming animated video with top tips on enjoying your new drone, without becoming a menace.
Aeropatent has discovered a new patent submitted by German aircraft seat manufacturer, Recaro, for an airbag deployment system which would protect passengers from head and shoulders injuries during a crash. The airbag proposed in the patent would deploy in the front panel of an angled lay-flat Business Class or First Class…