Technology en This week’s poll question: What’s the most effective way to mitigate the risk of a small drone colliding with an airliner? <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/" style="width: 150px; height: 69px;" /></p> </div><form action="/poll/08202015" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1681-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1681"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1681" name="choice" value="1681" class="form-radio" /> Launch a public awareness campaign so people are aware of the potential dangers.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1691-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1691"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1691" name="choice" value="1691" class="form-radio" /> Mandate technologies such as geo-fencing around airports and collision-avoidance systems for all drones.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1701-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1701"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1701" name="choice" value="1701" class="form-radio" /> Mandate that buyers of drones must register their information.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1711-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1711"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1711" name="choice" value="1711" class="form-radio" /> Significantly raise fines and jail-terms for drone owners who operate illegally inside commercial airspace.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1721-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1721"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1721" name="choice" value="1721" class="form-radio" /> All of the above.</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="177331" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-eT5SZ_x_U4vPsBeo3cG-IhmqPsHRv1fIqbVBLQPf2i4" value="form-eT5SZ_x_U4vPsBeo3cG-IhmqPsHRv1fIqbVBLQPf2i4" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Airframes Technology Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:54:22 +0000 177331 at ALPA: Airline pilots ‘very concerned’ about UAVs <div class="node-body article-body">The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) is calling for a multipronged approach to address safety issues posed by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Associations Labor Daily News Technology Air Line Pilots Association ALPA UAVs unmanned aerial vehicles Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:21:00 +0000 177261 at Inmarsat to launch third Global Xpress satellite Aug. 28 <div class="node-body article-body">Global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat confirmed the third satellite in its Global Xpress program—Inmarsat-5 F3—will launch Aug. 28. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IFE Daily News Technology Global Xpress satellite I-5 F1 I-5 F2 I-5 F3 Inmarsat International Launch Services Rupert Pearce Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:22:00 +0000 176721 at <p>Three-satellite constellation around the earth on Aug. 14.</p> Inmarsat European airline body calls for better UAS regulation <div class="node-body article-body">The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is calling for urgent safeguards against drones that pose “a significant threat to European airspace” and need “better regulation and control.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulation Daily News Technology A- Advance Notice of Proposed Amendment Airbus A320 drones Embraer E-195 ERA European Regions Airline Association Heathrow Airport Lufthansa Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems RPAS significant threat Simon McNamara Warsaw International Airport Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:19:00 +0000 175721 at First debris drift model in early MH370 search was flawed <div class="node-body article-body">Australia has admitted that a drift model initially used to determine the best areas to search for wreckage from missing MH370, a Boeing 777-200, was wrong.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Daily News Aircraft & Engines Safety Technology AMSA ATSB ATW Plus Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines MH370 Reunion Wed, 05 Aug 2015 22:16:00 +0000 175681 at ATW Photo Gallery-In the News-August 2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body">A selection of photos from our most recent headlines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airframes Airlines Photo Galleries Components Manufacturers Technology Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:58:00 +0000 175521 at Ground Wisdom <div class="field-deck"> New airport technology is improving ground safety, runway layouts and ATC communications. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Safety on runways and at airports is a major component of overall aviation safety.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Avionics Technology Airports & Routes ATC ATW Plus Honeywell Aerospace runway safety Thales Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:02:00 +0000 174891 at <p>Safety on runways and at airports is a major component of overall aviation safety.</p> Editorial - A New Wright Era <div class="node-body article-body">In some ways, the early 21st century is beginning to mimic the early 20th century in terms of aviation pioneering and experimentation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Editorial Manufacturers Technology Aircraft technology electric aircraft solar powered flight Wright Brothers Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:35:00 +0000 174831 at 4,000 mph Cruise <div class="node-body blog-body">Cruising at 4,000 mph—Artist’s concept shows a passenger airliner of the future capable of flying 5,750 statute miles at hypersonic cruise speeds of about 4,000 mph. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/time-capsule">Time Capsule</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airframes Blogs Engines Technology Time Capsule Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:39:00 +0000 174171 at ALPA president: ‘Please call 911’ on people shining lasers into sky <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) president Tim Canoll said the wider public has to be educated about the threat laser pointers pose to aircraft and help law enforcement catch people shining lasers into cockpits.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Associations Daily News ATW On-Location Technology Air Line Pilots Association ALPA ATW Plus FAA Lasers safety Tim Canoll Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:18:00 +0000 173791 at