FAA clears pilots to receive Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The Federal Aviation Administration on Saturday determined that commercial pilots and air traffic controllers subject to FAA medical clearance may receive Pfizer’s newly approved COVID-19 vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration Friday night authorized the vaccine’s public use on an Read More …

UK: Unknown object comes within 10ft of aircraft in high-risk near-miss at Leeds Bradford airport

A report revealed that the object presented a “high” risk of collision with the plane during the incident on 1 September. According to the UK Airprox Board, which investigates near misses between aircraft, “the object appeared without warning and there Read More …

Data watchdog issues biggest ever fine over airline cyberattack

British Airways has been fined £20 million for “unacceptable” failures that led to personal details of hundreds of thousands of customers’ data being being stolen by hackers in 2018. The fine represents the largest financial penalty issued by the UK’s Read More …

Next-gen ACAS X just as vulnerable to spoofing as its predecessor

Aviation boffins have found that next-gen collision aircraft avoidance systems appear to be just as vulnerable to signal spoofing attacks as older kit. In a paper distributed via ArXiv, computer scientists at the UK’s University of Oxford and Switzerland’s Federal Read More …

Prague Airport Enhances Cyberattack Protection with New Cyber Security Operational Center

Václav Havel Airport Prague has launched operations of one of the most modern and technically advanced cyber security workplaces in the Czech Republic. The new Cyber Security Operational Centre (CSOC) is designed to strengthen the protection of the strategic infrastructure Read More …

IATA and UNOCT to Cooperate on Countering Terrorist Travel

GENEVA –The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and The United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation with the United Nations Countering Terrorist Travel Programme (CT Travel Programme). The memorandum was signed today by Read More …

Op-Ed: How disinfection will define travel in 2020 and beyond

For many of us, long, socially-distanced days in quarantine are made better by the hope that someday—hopefully soon—we’ll dust off our passports, pack our bags, and head out on a new adventure to see the world, reunite with loved ones, Read More …

Air Force One with Trump on board nearly hit by drone, report says

Air Force One, with Donald Trump aboard, was nearly struck on Sunday night as it approached a military airport outside Washington, according to reports. The aircraft appeared yellow and cross-shaped, and came near the executive jet around 5:54pm on Sunday, Read More …