Drones may have an outsized impact on aviation security in the future

The beginning of a new year is often a time to reflect on events from the previous year to understand what may be ahead. Following two December incidents in which more traditional aviation operations were impacted – in one case, literally – by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), how to handle the increasing ubiquity of drones […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 4, 2019

Has ICAO banned the wrong batteries?

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), agreed yesterday to temporarily ban the shipment of lithium-ion batteries on passenger aircraft. The ban will go into effect 1 April 2016 and, according to ICAO Council President Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, “will continue to be in force as separate work continues through ICAO on a new lithium battery packaging […]
  • David Harris
  • February 23, 2016