The European Commission has recognized the European Union Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) integral role in the aviation sector. After thoroughly evaluating Regulation (EU) 2018/1139, which gives EASA its mandate, the Commission has found EASA’s efforts on unified standards for aviation safety immensely beneficial.
Rob Bishton, Joint-Interim Chief Executive of the UK Civil Aviation Authority, issued a statement addressing the rights of international passengers affected by the failure of the NATS air traffic control system in the UK at the beginning of the week.
The extended dates for implementation and the lack of a retrofitting requirement mean that many disabled passengers will continue to fly on single-aisle aircraft equipped with lavatories that don’t meet these requirements for over a decade to come.
FAA trials multi-regional TBO: Advances in flight trajectories can cut aviation’s Carbon Footprint by 10%
A new initiative successfully managed flights across countries by predicting aircraft trajectories. The Federal Aviation Administration’s live flight demo included situations and flights between the U.S., Japan, Singapore, and Thailand. Using Trajectory Based Operations (TBO), countries shared aircraft trajectories, and air traffic experts optimized flight paths considering factors like weather and airspace closures.
The UK CAA has issued a statement of a revised safety policy, with immediate effect, following the tragic crash of a helicopter outside of Bergen,… Read More »UK CAA Halts Passenger Flights on Airbus EC225LP After Norway Tragedy
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is back home after visiting Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Oslo, to learn how these cities tackle future transportation challenges.
Foxx met with government leaders, city officials, architects, and planners to discuss creative and multi-modal transport solutions.
The FAA has announced that FAA Administrator, Michael Huerta, will host a special session at SXSW leading a discussion on the future of small unmanned aircraft, more commonly known as drones, on Monday.
The Department of Transportation has now issued a formal ban on the usage and carriage of e-cigarettes on commercial and some chartered flights.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the final rule today which will apply “to all scheduled flights of U.S. and foreign carriers involving transportation in, to, and from the U.S.,” the USDOT writes.
In a meeting with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) aviation leaders during the Singapore Airshow, FAA Administrator, Michael Huerta, has signed a milestone Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP) agreement… Read More »FAA Signs Milestone Collaborative Agreement with CAAS at Singapore Air Show
Shortly after a new SAFO issued by the FAA on the carriage of Lithium batteries, the NTSB calls for stringent regulations of Lithium Ion battery carriage in… Read More »NTSB Finds Crash of Asiana Airlines 991 Calls for More Stringent Controls on Lithium Batteries
The FAA reports nearly 300,000 new owners have registered their small unmanned aircraft since the Administration’s online registration system went live on December 21.
“I am pleased the public responded to our call to register,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “The National Airspace System is a great resource and all users of it, including UAS users, are responsible for keeping it safe.”
The FAA has announced that it will fund runway incursion mitigation projects, committing to an investment of $11 million from the agency’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
I spent a bit of time this month writing about IATA’s proposed ‘Cabin OK’ program: introducing it, clearing up misconceptions, and, finally, reporting on its demise, er, “pause.”
This is the second of two posts today, which review the Cabin OK aftermath. I promise to let the matter drop after that.
I must say I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a general uproar brought about by a single proposal by IATA, or airlines in general.
Now that the hullabaloo has all but subsided, I’d like to highlight the positive side of all of this–power to the people–and some opportunities to get really riled up, which we should not let pass us by.
In the 56th edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations, to take effect on 1 January 2015, IATA has made changes which reflect the updated 18th edition… Read More »IATA Updates Lithium Battery Transport Guidelines
The Federal Aviation Administration granted regulatory exemptions to six aerial photo and video production companies, which is the first step required for the film and television industry to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace
Debate Over for Rest Rules for Cargo Pilots Prompts NTSB to Block IPA & UPS from UPS Flight 1354 Crash Investigation
The National Transportation Safety Board has revoked the party status of the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) and UPS Airlines in the investigation of UPS Flight… Read More »Debate Over for Rest Rules for Cargo Pilots Prompts NTSB to Block IPA & UPS from UPS Flight 1354 Crash Investigation
The NTSB has just announced that it will send investigators to support the investigation of the crash which killed Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos on Wednesday… Read More »NTSB Will Go to Brazil to Investigate Crash of Presidential Candidate’s Cessna
As the world grieves over the shootdown of MH17, the media is rife with speculation and misrepresentation of who could have and should have prevented the… Read More »Could ECAC Speech by Eurocontrol Director General On EU ATC Have Protected MH17?
REGULATORY UPDATE: MH17 NOTAM FDC 4/2182 (A0025/14) FORMALLY PROHIBITS FLIGHTS IN EASTERN UKRAINIAN AIRSPACE
The FAA has formally updated its Notice to Airman (NOTAM) PROHIBITING US flight operations in the airspace over eastern Ukrain “UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.” According to… Read More »REGULATORY UPDATE: MH17 NOTAM FDC 4/2182 (A0025/14) FORMALLY PROHIBITS FLIGHTS IN EASTERN UKRAINIAN AIRSPACE
The FAA has proposed a $295,750 civil penalty against SkyWest Airlines, Inc. of St. George, Utah, for alleged violations of USDOT drug and alcohol testing… Read More »FAA to Fine SkyWest $295,750 for Drug Testing Violations