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2023 Was A Record Year For Aviation Safety, IATA Shares Stats

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its 2023 Annual Safety Report for global aviation. Aviation continues to progress on safety, with several 2023 parameters showing “best-ever” results. 

 There were no hull losses or fatal accidents involving passenger jet aircraft in 2023. However, there was a single fatal accident involving… 

SWISS Replaces Faulty Protective Breathing Equipment (PBE)

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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.

You Don’t Have 15 Minutes for Fame: Stop with the Evacuation Videos Already

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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.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Ban on Planes is Call to Action for Tech, or Should Be

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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.

Emirates’ Handling of EK521 is Proof of Exceptional Training Standards

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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… 

CPH Wants You To GO! Catch-‘Em-All ELSEWHERE

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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.

Flight Safety Australia Shows How to Fly a Drone Without Becoming a Menace

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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.

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