Due to the conflict in Ukraine, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency ( EASA ) has highlighted various possible dangers to commercial aviation.
Multiple safety problems originating from the Ukrainian crisis, such as the unintended targeting of civil aircraft by missiles, were recently noted by EASA in a recently published safety portfolio.
"As earlier wars have demonstrated, misidentification is easy in chaotic battlefields. EASA stated in the document that "the emergence of this danger is universal to all fighters." “If we add in the likelihood of jamming of electronic aids that may be involved with navigation, then it is easy to see the potential for innocent aircraft being subject to missiles or radar laid weapons,” the agency added.
“Military drones and aircraft flying in crisis zones may mistakenly invade neighbouring civil airspace, resulting in separation losses and a general interruption of operations,” EASA added.
Spare part shortages for aircraft and the “transition of a civilian airport to mixed civil-military operations” were both cited as potential threats to commercial aviation by EASA.
According to the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Ukraine conflict could result in price rises or shortages of spare parts and other technological equipment in the European aviation sector.
This is true if the components are made in crisis-affected nations or those that are “geopolitically aligned with Russia.”
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