air safety


UK to leave EU aviation safety regulator at end of 2020

The UK will leave the European aviation safety regulator after the Brexit transition period, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed. Read More

£100k fine for Flybe after worker falls into lift shaft

Flybe Ltd has been fined following an investigation into an incident in which a worker fell into a lift shaft at Exeter Airport. Read More

Company fined after airport baggage handler suffers skull fractures and brain injury

A company providing a range of airline ground support services has been fined after an employee fell from a height of more than two metres. Read More

CJEU: Airline liable for harm caused by spilt cup of hot coffee

An airline is liable for the harm caused by a spilt cup of hot coffee and it is not necessary for that accident to relate to a hazard typically associated with flight, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled. Read More

Aviation Safety: Commission adopts new EU Air Safety List

The European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. Read More

Aircraft engineer sentenced for lying about exams

A 28 year-old man from Hounslow in West London has been sentenced to six months imprisonment suspended for 12 months for falsely claiming to have passed engineering exams in order to carry out maintenance work on aircraft. Read More

RIDDOR: Aviation workers hit 1 million hours safety milestone

The aviation division of infrastructure firm Dyer & Butler has celebrated one million hours worked without a RIDDOR reportable injury incident. Read More

Drunk Japan Airlines pilot jailed for 10 months

A co-pilot has been jailed for 10 months after attempting to fly a plane when he was nine times over the legal alcohol limit. Read More

Behind the scenes at Luton Airport Fire Station

SHP caught up with Luton Airport Fire Station Manager Paul Allen to find how the firefighting team play a huge role in keeping all staff at the airport compliant. Read More

Aircraft safety: Flybe Pilot selecting wrong autopilot setting caused plane to plummet 500ft

The plane, bound for Glasgow, had 44 passengers on board when it ‘pitched nose down’ towards the ground on 11 January. Read More



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