It’s difficult to find anyone who isn’t concerned about a potential extension of the laptop ban to flights from Europe to the US. Questions about the effectiveness of the present laptop ban and concerns that the ban may be extended […]
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 statement on electronics ban.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 disruptive passenger is defined as “a passenger who fails to respect the rules of conduct at an airport or on board an aircraft or [fails] to follow the instructions of the airport staff or crew members and thereby disturbs […]
This post introduces three new categories to the Flight Chic blog: AOG-Aircraft On Ground For any readers who are not already involved in the industry, AOG situations are urgent must-address matters to get passengers off the ground and in the […]