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9 December 2011

Report: No change in numbers of U.K. airprox incidents involving commercial aircraft in 2010

9 December 2011

The number of airprox incidents in the United Kingdom involving commercial passenger aircraft remained static in 2010, according to a report by the UK Airprox Board (UKAB). There were 35 incidents involving passenger aircraft in 2010, the same number as 2009. The majority of these incidents involved the airliner conflicting with a military or general aviation […]

Slight rise in U.K. airprox incidents in 2010

12 May 2011

The latest report from the UK Airprox Board (UKAB) shows an improvement during the first six months of 2010 in the most serious airprox incidents involving commercial air transport aircraft, with no reported events at all concerning passenger airlines in the highest risk categories. There had been one category B incident during the first six […]

Report: ATR-72 control difficulties following rudder maintenance

18 April 2011

The U.K. AAIB published a Special Bulletin including three safety recommendations regarding control difficulties that were encountered by the crew of an ATR-72 during a post-maintance flight. The aircraft had undergone routine maintenance at an engineering facility at Edinburgh Airport immediately prior to the incident flight. Everything appeared normal during the crew’s pre-flight checks, which […]

Report: UK CAA publishes task forces’ recommendations on 7 top safety risks

28 March 2011

The U.K. CAA launched a task force initiative in June 2009 to address the seven top safety risks. The Paper pubsihed by the CAA consolidates the findings and recommendations of the task forces into one document. The ‘Significant Seven’ safety risks cover: loss of control; runway overrun or excursion; controlled flight into terrain (CFIT); runway […]

Report: UK Safety Performance detailing U.K. safety statistics 2000-2009

9 February 2011

The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) published a statistical review of aviation safety, titled “UK Safety Performance” (CAP 800). The document provides statistics on the safety of UK aviation between 2000 and 2009, covering reportable and fatal accidents, serious incidents and occurrences as a whole.Information is provided for UK public transport, UK non-public transport, UK […]