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Making Travel on Big Birds Safer

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Sujith Vasudevan, Managing Editor

Since the Wright Flyer Crashed at Fort Myer, Virginia, on September the 17th, 1908, the first air crash involving a powered aircraft, the global aviation industry has come a long way, placing the safety of passengers before everything else. The major wedge of evolutions in the industry has always revolved around the same.

The aviation industry today is as safe as or safer than road trips. The contributions of industry stakeholders across the globe over the past century towards aviation safety are priceless. They have also successfully set a concrete foundation for the budding innovators to build their aviation practices. It also implies the grave responsibility of innovators of the present era concerning on-boarding a safety-first approach, be it aircraft maintenance or developing a new aircraft. From advanced autopiloting to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles(UAV) and preventing covid-19 spread, passenger safety today is a multidimensional need and spreads across a broad spectrum.

European Union Aviation Safety Agency(EASA) has manifested an excellent example of on-boarding a dynamic approach towards this need. EASA has introduced a new section to provide more context on the COVID-19 impact on the European aviation sector. Furthermore, a new Volume-III now reflects the key risk areas and the associated safety issues affecting the European aviation system. It goes without saying that the stakeholders of the aviation industry in every country need to double-check and ensure that their approach is uncompromised. Do let us know your thoughts.

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