aircraft proximity

aircraft proximity (AIRPROX)

A situation in which, in the opinion of a pilot or air traffic service personnel, the distance between two or more aircraft, as well as their relative positions and speeds, may have compromised their safety. An aircraft proximity is classified as risk of collision when a serious risk of collision has existed; safety not assured when the safety of aircraft may have been compromised; no risk of collision when no risk of collision has existed; and risk not determined when insufficient information was available to determine the risk involved or inconclusive evidence precluded such determination. The code word used to indicate aircraft proximity is AIRPROX. All cases of aircraft proximity must be reported.
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The UK Airprox (aircraft proximity) Board investigated seven near misses in the 12 months to July and is believed to be examining four other cases near airports in the past month, The Times reported.
The UK Airprox (aircraft proximity) Board investigated seven near-misses in the 12 months to July.
Two aircraft proximity events in July highlight the growing problem, with incidents involving UAVs reported by commercial airline pilots on approach to both Warsaw International and London Heathrow airports.
The Airbus A320 was 700ft from landing when the pilot reported seeing a small black object to the left of the aircraft, the report by the UK Airprox (aircraft proximity) K Airprox (aircraft proximity) Board (UKAB) said.
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The UK Airprox Board (UKAB) reported on Wednesday that there were 155 aircraft proximity incidents in UK airspace in 2008 compared with 154 in 2007.
He said: "We can confirm that an aircraft proximity event took place involving one of our Airbus A330 aircraft."
He said: "We can confirm that an aircraft proximity event took place on October 8 involving one of our Airbus A330 aircraft and a military jet, 40 miles northeast of Newcastle Airport.
Reports of such near misses are made to the Civil Aviation Authority which passes them on to the UK Airprox (aircraft proximity) Board for consideration.
The official report, published yesterday by the UK Airprox (aircraft proximity) Board, revealed the nearmiss was the most serious over the UK during last year.
There was not enough time to take avoiding action and there was a "high risk" of a collision, said the report by the UK Airprox (aircraft proximity) Board.
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