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EASA addresses aviation’s impact on climate change.

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November 14, 2017

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) proposes today that newly designed aeroplane types meet a CO2 standard from the 1st of January 2020, and that aeroplane types already in-production meet a separate CO2 standard starting from the 1st of January 2023. The objective of this so-called ‘Opinion’ published on 7 November 2017 by EASA is… Read More ›

NBAA Presents American Spirit Award to Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger.

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) this week presented hero-pilot Capt. “Sully” Sullenberger with the association’s American Spirit Award, for speaking out in opposition to the highly controversial concept of air traffic control (ATC) privatization. “We know that when an American hero and aviation expert with 50 years’ flying experience speaks out against ATC privatization,… Read More ›

EASA inaugurates Singapore office

Singapore 11 October 2017 – The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officially opened on 11 October 2017 a regional office in Singapore. EASA’s Singapore office will strengthen the well-established partnership between the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and EASA, and will support the aviation industry from Singapore and Europe. The regional office will also… Read More ›

NBAA Responds to Appeals Court’s May 4 Order in SMO Petition Case

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today responded to a May 4 order from the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, delivered in connection with recent actions taken by the association to challenge an agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the City of Santa Monica, which would restrict or ultimately prohibit… Read More ›

NBAA: Appropriations Bill Boosts Aviation Investment, Highlights ATC Privatization Concerns

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed congressional passage of annual appropriations legislation that increases funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and reaffirms concerns over privatization of air traffic control (ATC). Specifically, the budgeting legislation provides robust funding for the FAA’s operational, capital and research programs: $16.41 billion in budgetary resources, totaling $127… Read More ›

EASA at AERO: GA strategy takes a big step forward

EASA presents practical results of smart regulation and risk-based approach – many waypoints of the EASA GA Roadmap have been reached – other highlights include BlackShape certification. At AERO 2017, EASA has presented a number of tangible results of its GA strategy based on minimum necessary rules and a flexible, risk-based approach. The strategy’s key… Read More ›

EASA’s re-written CS-23 revolutionary, paves the way for a new era in general aviation, GA industry says

EASA Certification Director Trevor Woods presented EASA’s re-written CS-23 certification rules for small aircraft at AERO today, pointing out that the ‘EASA CS-23 are new, smart and flexible rules, prepared with and for a safe innovative GA industry’. The reorganised CS-23 remove design limitations for manufacturers and thus open the way to innovation. Also GA… Read More ›

The European Union and South Asia strengthen ties in civil aviation

Kick-off of a new technical cooperation project managed by EASA The European Union (EU) and South Asian states celebrated the launch of a new project today to enhance their ties in civil aviation. This four-year project, managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), will enhance aviation safety, promote institutional and industrial links, and mitigate… Read More ›

Update on national restrictions on electronic carry-on items

A number of ICAO Member States have begun to set out new restrictions on electronic items which can be carried on board passenger flights originating from other States. The international aviation security requirements in this area are contained primarily in Annex 17 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention), which stipulates that passengers… Read More ›

NBAA Releases 2017 Top Safety Focus Areas

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today released its annual list of Top Safety Focus Areas, topics identified by the NBAA Safety Committee as primary risk-mitigation targets for all business aircraft operators. The 2017 NBAA Top Safety Focus Areas are: Loss of control inflight (LOC-I) Runway excursions Single-pilot accident rate Procedural non-compliance Ground handling collisions… Read More ›

EASA cooperate with CERT-EU on cybersecurity

The European Aviation Safety Agency signed on 10 February 2017 a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-EU) of the EU Institutions. CERT-EU’s mission is to support the European Institutions to protect themselves against intentional and malicious attacks that would hamper the integrity of their IT assets and harm the interests of… Read More ›

Safety Precautions regarding the Transport by Air of Damaged, Defective or Recalled Lithium Batteries

On 09/02/2017 EASA withdrew the SIB 2016-14 R1 and published SIB 2017-01. This SIB contains general recommendations regarding the transport by air, as cargo and by passengers, of damaged, recalled, defective or potentially hazardous lithium batteries, including those contained in equipment. The difference between this new SIB and the previous one is that the recommendations… Read More ›

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has held a workshop on Aviation Safety at S7 Training

S7 Training, aviation training centre, and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have held a two-day workshop on Aviation Safety Development for the representatives of aviation authorities, airlines and crew training centres. ICAO chose S7 Training – the largest training centre for aircrew, cabin crew and ground personnel training in Eastern Europe – as a venue… Read More ›

NBAA Mourns the Passing of Astronaut, Aviation Advocate Gene Cernan

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today reflected on the passing of Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, a frequent participant in NBAA events and programs and a long-standing advocate for business aviation. “Gene Cernan is an American legend whose life will long be a source of… Read More ›

FSF Chairman Selected to Lead Aviation Safety Assurance Committee

Kenneth J. Hylander, chairman of Flight Safety Foundation’s Board of Governors, has been selected to chair a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee on aviation safety assurance. The ad hoc committee is being convened to create a national research agenda for the development of a suite of tools needed to support a prototype… Read More ›

Germany completes the integration of civil and military air traffic management in its airspace

As from today, air traffic controllers at EUROCONTROL’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC) will be providing integrated civil and military air navigation services in the Hannover Upper Information Region (UIR) – the upper airspace (above 24,500 feet) of the north-west of Germany. The overarching objectives of the integration are to improve the air traffic… Read More ›

Traffic growth and airline profitability were highlights of air transport in 2016

Preliminary figures released today by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) indicated that the total number of passengers carried on scheduled services reached 3.7 billion in 2016, a 6.0 per cent increase over last year. The number of departures rose to approximately 35 million globally, and world passenger traffic, expressed in terms of total scheduled… Read More ›

ICAO assists Thailand with safety oversight audit finding

“Thailand is a leader in a number of areas of sustainable development in the Asia and Pacific (APAC) Region, and its international tourism growth strongly relies on its effective oversight of safe and secure global air transport connectivity,” Dr. Liu commented during a recent visit to the State. Reiterating his Government’s commitment to ensure ICAO-compliant… Read More ›

Another Strong Year for Airline Profits in 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion. On forecast total revenues of $736 billion, that represents a 4.1% net profit margin. This will be the third consecutive year (and the third year in the industry’s history) in which… Read More ›

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