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Priorities for security, environment, privatization and gender parity raised as ICAO Secretary General addresses IATA AGM

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June 13, 2018

ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu addressed the 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Sydney, Australia yesterday, raising a number of points with the attending airline CEOs on the event’s main topics, which this year include constantly evolving security threats, the increased use of sustainable alternative fuels, airport… Read More ›

NBAA Salutes RTCA President Margaret Jenny for Her Tireless Service to Aviation

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today commended RTCA President Margaret Jenny on her successful tenure at the organization, marked by an emphasis on raising the bar for providing widely respected, data-driven aviation analysis, and fostering an environment that promotes the effective implementation of “NextGen,” the ongoing work to preserve America’s leadership… Read More ›

Industry, Government Leaders to Unveil Alternative Aircraft Fuels Plan, May 28

On May 28, an aviation industry Media Luncheon will be held to launch a plan to help advance the development and adoption of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels (SAJF), reflecting the industry’s long-standing commitment to emissions reduction, including the stated objectives of achieving a 2-percent improvement in efficiency per year from 2010 until 2020, carbon-neutral growth… Read More ›

EASA meets with airlines, crew members and authorities to support implementation of flight time limitations rules

180 participants from the European aviation industry participated in a workshop organized by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on flight time limitation (FTL) rules and fatigue risk management (FRM). This workshop is the third FTL workshop organized by EASA to gain valuable feedback and insights from airlines on the implementation of the rules and… Read More ›

AIAA Foundation Daedalus 88 Scholarship To Promote Student Projects and Commemorate Historic Flight

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) today announces that President-Elect John Langford has made a generous donation of $250,000 to fund an annual $10,000 AIAA Foundation Daedalus 88 Undergraduate Scholarship. “John has set a high standard for others to follow in our community,” said Dan Dumbacher, AIAA executive director and AIAA Foundation president…. Read More ›

Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) community’s national #FlySafe campaign helps educate GA pilots about the best practices to calculate and predict aircraft performance and to operate within established aircraft limitations. A Loss of Control (LOC) accident involves an unintended departure of an aircraft from controlled flight. LOC can happen when… Read More ›

EASA at AERO 2018: A vision for the future of General Aviation (GA)

Implementation of EASA’s simpler, lighter and better rules for the GA community has started to happen – milestones have been reached – enabling safe innovative technologies and safety promotion a growing priority At this year’s AERO international GA fair (Friedrichshafen, Germany, 18th– 21st April 2018), EASA Certification Director Trevor Woods and his team presented the latest… Read More ›

ABACE2018 Signals Blue Skies for Business Aviation, in Asia and Beyond

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org Shanghai, China, April 19, 2018 – As the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) concluded its third and final day, organizers said that on several levels the show underscored the promising future for business aviation in the Asian region. “This year’s ABACE, held under bright, clear skies and in new facilities,… Read More ›

Better and safer data flows for aviation: EUROCONTROL selects BT for NewPENS

Following a common procurement action, EUROCONTROL and forty-one industry partners, primarily air navigation service providers (ANSPs), today launched a new contract with BT for the provision and management of a secure and highly resilient New Pan-European Network Service (NewPENS). The 10-year contract has an estimated total value of more than €50 million. The new, ultra-resilient… Read More ›

NBAA Welcomes Introduction of Long-Term House FAA Reauthorization Bill

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomes the introduction of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4), House legislation authorizing funding and programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through 2023. “We welcome this bipartisan legislation,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “The fact that it’s a bipartisan bill increases its chances for… Read More ›

IATA Reiterates Strong Support for New Mexico City Airport

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized its strong support for the construction of a new international airport for Mexico City that was launched in 2014 to replace Benito Juárez International Airport. “The current airport is bursting at the seams. It serves 47 million passengers, almost 50% over its design capacity of 32 million. A… Read More ›

NBAA Congratulates Cirrus Aircraft on Collier Trophy for Vision Jet

Cirrus Aircraft has been named as the recipient of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy, given annually by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) for “designing, certifying and entering into service the Vision Jet ­– ­the world’s first single-engine general aviation personal jet aircraft with a whole airframe parachute system.” It was during NBAA’s 2016 Business… Read More ›

The Aerospace Corporation Awarded $2.85 Million Grant From NASA To Study Atmosphere

The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) has received a grant for $2.85 million from NASA to investigate dynamic changes in the Earth’s atmosphere and ionosphere. The centerpiece of the study is an instrumented six-unit CubeSat mission called the Daily Atmospheric Ionospheric Limb Imager (DAILI), that will be designed, built, and flown by Aerospace. DAILI is scheduled to… Read More ›

Togo plans ministerial meeting on Single African Air Transport Market

President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé of Togo is planning to convene a ministerial meeting in Lomé, in May 2018, bringing together all key stakeholders to take forward the commitments made by African Union (AU) Member States regarding the Single African Air Transport Market. Togolese Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Ninsao Gnofam revealed this when he called… Read More ›

China Aviation Development Foundation to Sponsor FSF’s IASS 2019

72nd annual International Air Safety Summit scheduled for Nov. 4–6, 2019 in Taipei. Flight Safety Foundation and the China Aviation Development Foundation (CADF) Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which the CADF will be the host sponsor of the Foundation’s 72nd annual International Air Safety Summit (IASS) in Taipei. IASS 2019 has been… Read More ›

Private pilot fined after landing without permission

The pilot of a light aircraft was fined £3,600 after he landed at Coventry Airport without being given permission by air traffic control. David Harbottle was also ordered to pay £4,500 costs to the CAA. Another aeroplane had to pull off the runway just before Harbottle touched down. The 69-year-old, from Ottershaw Park in Surrey,… Read More ›

IATA Announces Winner of 2018 FACE-UP Competition

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Femke Sickler a recent graduate of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands was the recipient of the IATA FACE-UP award for 2018. FACE-UP is a competition for recent university graduates whose thesis is on the subject of innovation and transformation in air transport logistics (e.g. air… Read More ›

Enhanced Tactical Flow Management System outage – situational update

he issue with the ETFMS system has been identified and action is underway to return to normal operations. However, flight plans filed before 10.26 UTC were lost and aircraft operators have been requested to refile these flight plans for all aircraft that have not yet departed. The ATFM contingency plan will be maintained for the… Read More ›

New Course: Aircraft Operations Regulatory Safety Oversight

“When concluding a Commercial Agreement in aviation, professionals from Airline Operators and CAAs/NAAs must have a good understanding of the responsibilities of States, Operators, Service Providers and Sub-contractors“, says the JAA TO-trainer Ludo, while explaining his new course. He gave us an interview over aircraft safety oversight, bringing light to the importance of understanding it… Read More ›

ICAO Secretary General encourages greater participation of representatives of general aviation

ICAO’s Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu opened the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association’s (IAOPA) World Assembly in Queenstown, New Zealand earlier this week, where she took advantage of the opportunity to encourage representatives of general aviation to be more proactive in their ongoing contributions to ICAO’s work. “ICAO remains fully committed to… Read More ›

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