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IATA, ICAO Collaborate On Safe Air Transport of Dangerous Goods

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) strengthened their collaboration on global safety standards for air transport of dangerous goods. This enhanced cooperation was affirmed at the IATA’s headquarters in Geneva. ICAO Secretary General Juan Carlos Salazar visited IATA, focusing on amplifying synergy between… 

IATA Issues Urgent Call for Action on Electronics Ban

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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.

Some Progress in Passenger Safety as ICAO Bans Lithium Cargo

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Reuters is reporting that the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has formally banned carriage of Lithium batteries on commercial passenger aircraft. The ban takes effect as of April 1, and would remain in place “until a new fire-resistant packaging standard is designed to transport the batteries,” Reuters reports. ICAO… 

FLYHT Announces L-3 AFIRS 228S Aviation Recorders Obtain Airbus A320 Certification

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Progress announced for Blue-Box Aircraft Tracking System: Certification of L-3 Recorders on Airbus A320 FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (FLYHT) has announced that its partner L-3 Aviation Recorders (L-3 AR) has received Airbus’ formal notification of certification for the L-3  Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) 228S for the Airbus A320 family… 

Norway to Allow Armed Guards On Board Aircraft Bound for US and Israel

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The Norwegian Airports company, Avinor, announced today that Norway will, for the first time, allow armed guards onboard flights destined to the US and Israel, and passengers’ concerns on the decision taken by the Ministry of Transport. “European countries allow armed guards on board foreign aircraft, and now Norway is… 

Making Sure Airplanes Don’t Disappear is Not Science Fiction, IATA’s Tony Tyler Says

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In his State of the Industry address to the IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO said, when referring to systems which would, among other safety improvements, prevent another MH370: “This is not science fiction.” “A large commercial airline going missing without a trace for… 

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