Category Archives: Safety

Satellite tracking goes live across the Atlantic

For the first time ever, air traffic controllers in Gander, Newfoundland have live, real-time tracking of aircraft as they cross the North Atlantic. A new system called Aireon is using satellite technology to follow planes through remote areas in trials that began Tuesday in Canada and in the United Kingdom. Nav Canada, the non-profit company that supplies air traffic control

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Sunday reader: Boeing MAX handling a case study in crisis communications

(UPDATE: This story has been updated with new information from Boeing. The company released a statement Sunday, no longer expressing confidence in the safety of their planes. See below.) It’s fair to say Boeing had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week. One of their most popular aircraft, the 737 Max, crashed just after takeoff outside the Ethiopian capital,

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