EU Transport Ministers agree to update blocked SES regulation from 2013. This could make the skies over Europe more efficient, and reduce aviation’s environmental footprint. …
US May Issue Worldwide Laptop Ban, FAA List of Lithium Fires
Presumably, under the premise that you can make a bad situation better by making it bigger, there are reports that the US Administration is now …
US Travel and Big 3 US Airlines Aren’t Friends Anymore, Which is Awkward
The Fair and Open Skies group representing the Big 3 U.S. airlines and airline unions in the battle against the Big 3 Middle Eastern carriers in the prolonged battle for travel routes that the U.S. airlines in question don’t choose to serve has issued an announcement saying that US Travel doesn’t have the best interest of US airline workers at heart.
Not to Alarm, but Ryanair Says UK May Lose Flights to/from Europe After Brexit
Ryanair says the UK risks leaving the UK without any flights to/from Europe after March 2019, when it formally exits the European Union.
IATA Issues Urgent Call for Action on Electronics Ban
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published an urgent call to action urging governments to address restrictions on the carriage of larger electronic devices onboard.
ICAO Assessing Risks of Electronics Ban, Transport of Lithium-Ion Powered Electronics in Checked Luggage
ICAO statement on electronics ban.
Last Week’s French ATC Strikes Exceeded Expectations, and That’s Not a Good Thing
A4E reports that French ATC strikes caused a record-breaking 1,500 flight cancellations and more than 320,000 minutes (or 5,300 hours) of delays.
IATA Boss Urges Governments to Enact Airline-Friendly Policy
“Our world has grown much wealthier through trade and travel. Air travel liberates people to live better lives and makes our world a better place,” said de Juniac.
New Regulatory 2-for-1 Executive Order Raises Aviation Safety/Passenger Rights Questions
Have annotated the EO based on what I know of present aviation regulatory requirements, for the purpose of review by airline industry experts.