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ICAO calls on countries to grant speedy authorization and access for repatriation flights

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April 17, 2020

ICAO issued new advice to national governments on repatriation flights designated as State aircraft, humanitarian flights, or commercial repatriation flights. The move comes as restrictions on air traffic continue to be introduced by many States to contain the spread of COVID-19. The latest recommendations from the UN agency for civil aviation encouraged countries to ensure… Read More ›

25 Million Jobs at Risk with Airline Shutdown

The International Air Transport Association has released  new analysis showing that some 25 million jobs are at risk of disappearing with plummeting demand for air travel amid the COVID-19 crisis. Globally, the livelihoods of some 65.5 million people are dependent on the aviation industry, including sectors such as travel and tourism. Among these are 2.7… Read More ›

EUROCONTROL States agree a €1.1 billion deferral package to assist airlines

The EUROCONTROL Member States have agreed a financial package enabling airlines to defer the payment of up to €1.1 billion of air traffic control fees due for payment to Europe’s air traffic management industry in the coming months. As a result of COVID-19, the number of flights operating daily in European airspace has declined by… Read More ›

ICAO launches COVID-19 contingency coordination tool and new measures to ensure safe operations

  ICAO issued a new State letter today drawing the attention of national governments to new measures aimed at ensuring safe operations during COVID-19, and to a contingency coordination website it will establish through 31 March 2021. The State letter was issued by ICAO Secertary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and comes as more and more aviation service… Read More ›

NBAA Welcomes Treasury’s COVID-19 Accommodations for Charter Companies

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) applauded guidance from the Department of the Treasury, ensuring that qualifying passenger air carriers – including many small charter operators in NBAA’s membership – have more flexible access to the Payroll Support Program contained in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Through this program, air carriers… Read More ›

Passenger Demand Accelerates in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compared to June 2017. This was up from 6.0% year-over-year growth recorded in both May and April. June capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 6.5%, and… Read More ›

CAAS, EASA and AIRBUS collaborate to advance safety of unmanned aircraft systems in urban environments

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate in the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments. The tripartite Project Document, which lays out the areas of collaboration, was signed by representatives from CAAS, EASA and… Read More ›

EASA welcomes new rules on mental fitness of air crew

The European Union published new safety rules on air operations, including new provisions to better support the mental fitness of air crew. The Regulation includes the following safety measures: Support programme: all pilots working for European airlines will have access to a support programme that will assist and support pilots in recognising, coping with, and… Read More ›

European aviation facing serious capacity challenges now and in the future

At the ACI General Assembly held in Brussels today, Eamonn Brennan, Director General of EUROCONTROL, addressed the capacity challenges faced by European aviation in 2018 and in the future. His keynote address underlined that the first five months of 2018 have seen much higher delays than in recent years. Traffic has increased by 3.4% (compared… Read More ›

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

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 ›

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