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Latest issue of OUTPUT (Winter 2012-2013)

Latest issue of OUTPUT can be found here.

Subjects in this issue include: Report on the IFATCA ERM; Preparing MUAC for a strong future; The Race; Criminalisation Of Aviation; EGATS Photo competition; A Classic with Winglets; CHICHO Foundation; EUROSS observation results 2012; MARC Letter to States; WCC - Salvador Bahia 2012; IFATCA is going social.

Previous issues can be found through the publications link in the menu or directly here.

New OUTPUT - Winter 2011

The new winter edition of the EGATS publication Output has been published.

Articles include:

  • A report on the 28th IFATCA European Regional Meeting in Dubrovnik
  • The Chico Foundation, a Charity initiative for Children in Orphanages
  • Supersonic Air-Transport, A Lost World
  • The Situation in Greece

The PDF version of the magazine can be found here.


  • January 25 – Avianca Flight 52 crashes into Cove Neck, Long Island, after it runs out of fuel, killing 73 people on board.
  • January 31 – The first McDonald's in Moscow, Russia opens.
  • March 6 – An SR-71 sets a U.S. transcontinental speed record of 1 hour 8 minutes 17 seconds, on what is publicized as its last official flight.
  • April 8 – Scandinavian Star, a Bahamas-registered ferry, catches fire en route from Norway to Denmark, leaving 158 dead.
  • April 24 - The Hubble Space Telescope is launched aboard Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • May 2 – In London, a man brandishing a knife robs a courier of bearer bonds worth £292 million (the largest mugging to date).
  • July 2 – A stampede in a pedestrian tunnel leading to Mecca kills 1,426.
  • July 8 – West Germany defeats Argentina 1–0 to win the 1990 FIFA World Cup.


  • January 4 – Gulf of Sidra incident (1989): Two Libyan MiG-23 "Floggers" are engaged and shot down by 2 US Navy F-14 Tomcats.
  • January 8 – Kegworth Air Disaster: A British Midland Boeing 737 crashes on approach to East Midlands Airport, leaving 47 dead.
  • February 15 – Soviet war in Afghanistan: The Soviet Union announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.
  • February 16 – Pan Am flight 103: Investigators announce that the cause of the crash was a bomb hidden inside a radio-cassette player.
  • February 24 - Ayatollah Khomeini places a US $3-million bounty on the head of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.
  • March 2 – Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the     March 9 – A strike forces financially troubled Eastern Air Lines into bankruptcy.


  • February 13–February 28 – The 1988 Winter Olympics are held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • March 16 - The Halabja poison gas attack is carried out by Iraqi government forces.
  • March 17 - A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into the side of the mountains near the Venezuelan border, killing 143.
  • April 28 – Aloha Flight 243 loses several yards of its upper fuselage while in flight, killing 1 person.
  • May 4 – PEPCON disaster in Henderson, Nevada: A major explosion at an industrial solid-fuel rocket plant causes damage extending up to 10 miles (16 km) away, including Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport.
  • May 15 – Soviet war in Afghanistan: After more than 8 years of fighting, the Red Army begins withdrawing from Afghanistan.
  • May 27 – Microsoft releases Windows 2.1


Setting the scene for 1987

  • February 11– British Airways is privatised and listed on the London Stock Exchange.
  • February 23 – Supernova 1987A, the first "naked-eye" supernova since 1604, is observed.
  • March 6 – Zeebrugge Disaster: A cross-channel ferry capsizes outside the harbor off Zeebrugge, Belgium; 180 drown.
  • March 9 – The Irish rock band U2 releases their studio album The Joshua Tree.
  • March 24 – The Walt Disney Company signs the agreement to construct the 4,800 acres (19 km2) Euro Disney Resort.
  • April 13 – Portugal and the People's Republic of China sign an agreement in which Macau will be returned to China in 1999.
  • April 19 – The Simpsons cartoon first appears as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show.

EGATS Summer 2011 OUTPUT

The newest addition of the EGATS magazine, OUTPUT, was published this week. Subjects include a report on the 50th IFATCA Annual Conference in Amman, including reports on committees B (Technical) & C (Professional & Legal); Freight dogging with TNT Airways; a report on CPDLC, as presented by the IFATCA Professional & Legal Committee. The issue can be download here (3,1 Mb PDF)

The full back catalog of OUTPUT issues is available in the publication archive for this publication.

OUTPUT Magzine Winter 2009

You can find a pdf version of the latest OUTPUT magazine here. Subjects in this issue include: IFATCA Regional meeting in Kos, Tiger Meet 2009, an update on the Chico Foundation and the N-FDPS.

OUTPUT Magazine Summer 2009

You can find a pdf version of the latest OUTPUT magazine here. Subjects in this issue include: IFATCA Annual Conference, Ferry Flight Fun and the Photo competition.




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