12 May 2024

GPS 'jamming' hitting thousands of European flights

From Sunday Morning, 10:30 am on 12 May 2024

With a reported 46,000 aircraft citing sat-nav problems over the Baltic Sea between August and March, suspected Russian GPS “jamming” is now being considered a major threat to air safety. 

Shawn Pruchnicki is a former airline pilot who's now a professor of aviation safety at Ohio State University. 

09 August 2018, Germany, Frankfurt am Main: Thomas Fenske, shift manager at Lufthansa's operational control center, is planning to reschedule or even cancel flights in view of an approaching storm front (weather radar on a screen on the left). Frankfurt Airport temporarily suspended flight operations in the afternoon due to the storm front. Photo: Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa (Photo by FRANK RUMPENHORST / DPA / dpa Picture-Alliance via AFP)