Safety http://atwonline.com/taxonomy/term/7397/more en United seat-lock guy shows what a sad society we’ve become http://atwonline.com/blog/united-seat-lock-guy-shows-what-sad-society-we-ve-become <div class="node-body blog-body">An incident this week involving two United Airlines’ passengers who apparently got into an argument after one used a gadget to stop the other from reclining her seat is causing quite a bit of general media interest. It seems that one passenger had acquired a gadget that is inserted in the back of the seat in front, making it impossible for that seat to be reclined. The guy wanted to use his laptop. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/united-seat-lock-guy-shows-what-sad-society-we-ve-become" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/united-seat-lock-guy-shows-what-sad-society-we-ve-become#comments Airlines Associations Regulation Safety IATA ICAO united airlines unruly passenger ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:10:00 +0000 136771 at http://atwonline.com NTSB: IPA, UPS Airlines failed to meet confidentiality agreement in crash probe http://atwonline.com/safety/ntsb-ipa-ups-airlines-failed-meet-confidentiality-agreement-crash-probe <div class="node-body article-body">The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has revoked the “party status agreement” of the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) and UPS Airlines from its ongoing investigation of a UPS Airbus A300-600 freighter that crashed on approach to Birmingham, Alabama, on Aug. 14, 2013. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/ntsb-ipa-ups-airlines-failed-meet-confidentiality-agreement-crash-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/ntsb-ipa-ups-airlines-failed-meet-confidentiality-agreement-crash-probe#comments Airlines Regulation Labor Daily News Safety Airbus A300-600 freighter Christopher Hart crash Independent Pilots Association IPA National Transportation Safety Board NTSB party status pilot fatigue UPS Airlines Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:55:00 +0000 136621 at http://atwonline.com Iceland raises volcanic alert status http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/iceland-raises-volcanic-alert-status <div class="node-body article-body">Icelandic authorities have raised the volcanic alert status for aviation to its highest level after seismic instruments indicated the possible beginning of an eruption.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/iceland-raises-volcanic-alert-status" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/iceland-raises-volcanic-alert-status#comments Air Traffic Management Daily News Safety aviation alert Barðarbunga Eurocontrol Eyjafjallajokull Icelandic Met Office Richter scale volcanic alert status Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:30:00 +0000 136491 at http://atwonline.com <p>Met office staff monitor computer screens showing seismic activity from the Bar&eth;arbunga volcanic eruption at the Icelandic met office in Reykjavik on Aug. 23.</p> HALLDOR KOLBEINS/AFP/Getty Images EASA issues safety advice for ash-contaminated flight http://atwonline.com/safety/easa-issues-safety-advice-ash-contaminated-flight <div class="node-body article-body">Airspace closures should be an action of last resort in the event of volcanic ash contamination, according to new advice issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/easa-issues-safety-advice-ash-contaminated-flight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/easa-issues-safety-advice-ash-contaminated-flight#comments Regulation Daily News Safety airspace closures Barðarbunga EASA eruption European Aviation Safety Agency European Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers Eyjafjallajokull volcanic ash contamination Volcanic Ash Safety Risk Assessment Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:45:00 +0000 136371 at http://atwonline.com EASA urges caution for flights in Syrian airspace http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/easa-urges-caution-flights-syrian-airspace <div class="node-body article-body">Following FAA’s decision to prohibit US airlines from flying in Syrian airspace earlier this week, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued its own Safety Information Bulletin. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/easa-urges-caution-flights-syrian-airspace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/easa-urges-caution-flights-syrian-airspace#comments Government Affairs Daily News Safety Ben Gurion Airport Damascus Flight Information Region EASA European Aviation Safety Agency FAA ICAO MH17 NOTAM notices to airmen Syrian airspace Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:38:00 +0000 136381 at http://atwonline.com Flight Safety Foundation nears end of go-around study http://atwonline.com/safety/flight-safety-foundation-nears-end-go-around-study <div class="node-body article-body">Independent aviation safety body Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) is close to releasing a two-year study into aircraft go-arounds, performed by social science research specialist Presage.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/flight-safety-foundation-nears-end-go-around-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/flight-safety-foundation-nears-end-go-around-study#comments Daily News Safety ATW Plus deployable flight data recorders Emily McGee FDR Flight Safety Foundation FSF ICAO Task Force Presage safety Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:02:00 +0000 136331 at http://atwonline.com Icelandic authorities remain on volcano alert http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/icelandic-authorities-remain-volcano-alert <div class="node-body article-body">European air traffic control agencies are continuing to monitor the status of the Icelandic volcano, Barðarbunga [Bardarbunga], where hundreds of earthquakes in recent days have signaled a possible impending eruption.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/icelandic-authorities-remain-volcano-alert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/air-traffic-management/icelandic-authorities-remain-volcano-alert#comments Air Traffic Management Daily News Safety Barðarbunga Bombardier Dash-8 patrol aircraft Eurocontrol Eyjafjallajokull Iceland volcano UK Met Office’s Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:59:00 +0000 136251 at http://atwonline.com Norwegian claims EC support for US services; ALPA cites safety concerns http://atwonline.com/open-skies/norwegian-claims-ec-support-us-services-alpa-cites-safety-concerns <div class="node-body article-body">Norwegian Air International (NAI), the long-haul arm of low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian Air Shuttle, claimed European Commission support Tuesday in its efforts to gain US approval to fly between Europe and the US.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/open-skies/norwegian-claims-ec-support-us-services-alpa-cites-safety-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/open-skies/norwegian-claims-ec-support-us-services-alpa-cites-safety-concerns#comments Airlines Open Skies Daily News Safety Airports & Routes ALPA Anthony Foxx Asgeir Nyseth Department of Transportation DOT European Commission Lee Moak Norwegian Air International Norwegian Air Shuttle US-EU open skies agreement Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:30:00 +0000 136061 at http://atwonline.com <p>Norwegian Boeing 787-8</p> By Rob Finlayson Flight Safety Foundation backs deployable flight data recorders http://atwonline.com/safety/flight-safety-foundation-backs-deployable-flight-data-recorders <div class="node-body article-body">Independent aviation safety body Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) is backing the use of deployable flight data recorders (FDRs), or triggered flight data transmission, as the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 continues. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/flight-safety-foundation-backs-deployable-flight-data-recorders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/flight-safety-foundation-backs-deployable-flight-data-recorders#comments Airlines Daily News Safety ATW Plus deployable flight data recorders Emily McGee FDR Flight Safety Foundation FSF safety Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:23:00 +0000 136041 at http://atwonline.com Icelandic authorities concerned about volcanic activity http://atwonline.com/safety/icelandic-authorities-concerned-about-volcanic-activity <div class="node-body article-body">Icelandic authorities raised aviation alert levels to orange after seismic activity around one of the country’s volcanoes was detected.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/icelandic-authorities-concerned-about-volcanic-activity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/icelandic-authorities-concerned-about-volcanic-activity#comments Daily News Safety Barðarbunga eruption Eyjafjallajokull Grímsvötn Iceland volcano Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:16:00 +0000 135951 at http://atwonline.com