Tag: aviation regulations

A New Era of Narrow Bodies to Revolutionize Long Distance Travel

Reading Time: 4 minutes The growth of commercial air transportation has ushered in new trends in how people travel, and with it, new sub-industries have emerged. The airline transportation market is growing at an unprecedented rat. In 2016, for instance, airlines carried a 7% increase in passengers over 2015. With new passengers comes new demands. Because of this growth, […]

Governments Urged to Address Airline Blocked Funds

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments to abide by international agreements and treaty obligations to enable airlines to repatriate revenues from ticket sales and other activities. According to IATA, the amount of airline funds blocked from repatriation totaled $4.9 billion at the end of 2017, which was down 7% compared to year-end […]

Global Standards, More Data Use, Key to Safely Managing Future Demand

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation stakeholders to follow global standards and make greater use of operational data in order to safely accommodate an additional 3.8 billion air travelers by 2036. Speaking at the Safety and Flight Operations Conference, IATA’s Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said, “Over the next 20 years, […]

The European Court of Justice Has Strengthened The Rights of Passengers

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to a ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), airlines may also be obliged to pay compensation to passengers in the event of wild strikes. The Luxembourg judges ruled on Tuesday that airlines are not automatically exempt from their obligation to pay compensation in the event of flight cancellations or delays due to […]

Venezuela Slaps 90-day Ban on Panama’s Copa Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Venezuela has stepped up efforts to further isolate itself from the international community following a government decision on April 5 that has suspended all economic and commercial ties with Panama for a renewable period of ninety (90) days effective April 6 and valid through until July 6. The Venezuelan civil aviation authority (Instituto Nacional de […]

Transport Canada Overhauls Itself

Reading Time: < 1 minute Transport Canada is in the middle of a transformation that includes using a risk-based process to ensure its resources, which have been under pressure, best meet safety needs. Its new Safety Risk Assessment system regularly examines “what we have learned from accidents, oversight, industry evolution, international developments, emerging technologies, etc.” and cross references that to […]

South Korea to Tighten Regulations Governing Budget Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes The South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) is set to tightened regulations governing the low-cost carrier market niche in an effort to ensure greater stability as well as fairer competition. A MOLIT official told the Naver news agency this week that the changes would affect entrance requirements for start-up airlines as well […]

African Open Skies to Become Effective Jan. 28

Reading Time: 2 minutes The long-awaited opening of the intra-African air transport market is slated to become a reality on Jan. 28, when the African Union (AU) signs off the final rule-making after a renewed push for liberalization. The single African air transport market (SAATM) was meant to happen nearly two decades ago, following the adoption of the 1999 […]

European Union Sounds Alarm on Brexit Aviation Crisis

Reading Time: 3 minutes With every ticking minute towards the day when the UK exits the European Union (EU), anxiety is growing among those in the airline industry about when replacement agreements will be secured to ensure uninterrupted commercial air traffic in and out of the UK. Anxiety levels ratcheted up several more notches in mid-December when the European […]

Lufthansa Acquisition of Niki Collapses After EC Blocks Deal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air Berlin subsidiary Niki is closing its flight operations, after the take-over by Lufthansa has failed. Niki has filed for insolvency and as of December 14, flights will no longer take off. The European Commission has refused to authorize the airlines’ acquisition by Germany’s largest carrier, Lufthansa. Despite offering to give up a number of […]