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2014-07-29 23:06:51

Research Addresses Safety Threat from Undeclared Lithium Batteries in Air Cargo Torrance, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of security inspection systems, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to determine the feasibility of automatically detecting batteries in air cargo. The contract with the UK CAA, supported by UK Department for Transport funding, calls for Rapiscan to develop...

One Step Closer To Using iPads During Takeoff
2013-06-26 15:40:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The FAA and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in the UK look ready to lighten the ban against the use of mobile devices in flight. This restriction has been a source of contention for many fliers. Last week, the FAA issued a draft report that could allow the use of mobile devices during taxi, takeoff and landing, doing away with the pleas of the flight attendants to turn off and stow all electronic devices. A few days later, airline...

2012-04-07 23:00:27

Endorsement showcases collaboration between Public Safety and Civil Aviation Authority during times of emergencies. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 08, 2012 The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) has offered its formal endorsement of the 2012 APCO Global Congress to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 1-3 May, 2012. The APCO Global Congress is the premier public safety communications event that brings the international public safety community together in the Middle East. The Congress...

2011-08-03 11:10:00

LONDON, August 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Travel company Holidays 4U has stopped trading and has cancelled all of its services; travelmatch.co.uk advises any of Holidays 4U's customers who have bookings with the collapsed firm to consult the CAA for more information - Today the CAA has announced the failure of holiday firm Holidays 4U, which has now entered administration. This has caused the company to stop trading and cancel all of its flights and services. The company...

2011-04-12 02:00:00

ROMFORD, England, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent travel survey has unveiled what British holidaymakers want most from their ideal holiday this year, with the old favourites, sun, sea and sand still proving to be the most popular desires for travellers. However, the results of the survey also reveal that British holidaymakers are becoming much more specific when it comes to their holiday wants, with such variants as temperature, the time of year and the duration of the holiday...

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2010-06-04 13:11:55

Low-cost airline Easyjet has unveiled a system that it says will allow airlines to safely fly around ash clouds. The system involves infrared technology that allows pilots to see the damaging particles up to 62 miles ahead. The theory is that a pilot can then change course and continue to fly safely. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which is the body that decides whether it is safe to fly through ash in U.K. airspace, has supported the theory. The CAA told BBC News that it was happy an...

2010-01-20 08:37:00

HOOFDDORP, The Netherlands, January 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the constant flow of statements from the European Union and EASA (European Aviation Safety Organisation) that Europe has the highest aviation standards in the world; it is in fact the civil aviation authority of Vietnam that has shown Europe how to behave. Jetstar Pacific, an Asian low cost airline with Qantas (Australia) as a major shareholder, has been making headlines for the wrong reasons. Whistleblowers made serious...

2008-09-25 15:00:37

UP TO 20,000 Scots tourists have been hit by the collapse of a second travel firm in as many weeks. Some 2500 holidaymakers abroad and about 18,000 who have made advance bookings have been affected after budget package holiday firm Seguro Holidays stopped trading. The firm's main base is at Prestwick Airport in Ayrshire . The announcement follows the suspension on August 28 of all operations of transatlantic budget carrier Zoom Airlines . All Seguro customers abroad will be able to...

2008-09-23 12:00:34

By DAMIEN HENDERSON A CAMPAIGN has been launched to raise awareness among holidaymakers of what to do if a tour operator goes bust. With concern mounting that more companies may go the way of XL and Seguro Holidays, whose collapse left thousands of people requiring emergency flights back to the UK, an appeal has gone out for greater awareness of how holidays cover operates. Customers are particularly being urged to read the fine print of travel insurance and other cover, to avoid being...

2008-09-22 12:00:26

By ROBIN MORTON THE GLOVES came off today in a battle for market share between Aer Lingus and bmi on the Belfast to London Heathrow route. After Aer Lingus highlighted Civil Aviation Authority data which showed it had secured a 41.75% share of the traffic in August - despite having just 30% of the capacity - bmi hit back. Brenda Morgan, sales manager for bmi in Northern Ireland accused Aer Lingus of "distorting the market" by giving away seats for free. She said the Irish airline had...


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