Tag: aviation safety

US and EU Expand Cooperation on ATC Modernization and Pilot Training

The US and the European Union (EU) are amending two joint agreements expanding cooperation on aviation safety and air traffic management (ATC) modernization. Officials from FAA, the EU and the European Commission co-signed the amendments in Brussels Dec. 13. The amendment to the US-EU Safety Agreement, which originally took effect May 1, 2011, enables the […]

Aeroflot Obtains the Right to Deny Boarding to Disruptive Passengers

Aeroflot has obtained the legal right to compile a blacklist of disruptive passengers and to subsequently deny them boarding. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the corresponding legislation, which will come into force in June 2018. These newly adopted measures will help the entire Russian civil aviation industry and make it more appealing at a global […]

EU Moves Forward on UAV Regulation

A European Union-wide agreement has been reached on future commercial operations of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). The agreement aims to have the necessary regulations in place by 2019. The European Commission, national aviation authorities and the drone industry hammered out the details at a conference in Helsinki, the Finnish capital. The ‘Helsinki Declaration’ identifies three […]

FAA Updates EFB Guidance, Introduces Greater Flexibility

FAA, responding to industry input seeking both harmonization with international standards and simplification for operators, has released a major update of its electronic flight bag (EFB) guidance for operators. The new Advisory Circular (AC), 120-76D replaces one issued just three years ago. But the pace of technology is evident in the new AC’s content. The […]

FAA Proposes $869,125 Civil Penalty Against Compass Airlines

The U.S Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes an $869,125 civil penalty against Compass Airlines, LLC, of St. Louis, Mo., for allegedly failing to provide flight crews with complete weather information. The FAA alleges the company, which does business as Delta Connection, operated 47 flights between May 18, 2015 and June 19, 2015 […]

FAA and EASA Update Aviation Safety Agreement

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has updated its long-standing aviation safety agreement with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The changes in this agreement enhance the risk-based approach to safety by optimizing reliance on each authority’s expertise in aircraft certification through Revision 6 of the Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP). The revision will go into effect […]

Pilot Fatigue: A Matter Threatening Aviation Safety?

It is perfectly normal for people to become tired. Nearly everyone experiences fatigue, however, some professions, such as aviation, medicine or the military, demand precise, rapid and well-informed decision making as well as communication with little margin for error. Concern about the potential for fatigue to negatively affect human performance in the aviation context extends […]

Red Flag Lifted From Thai Aviation Safety

Thai airlines can now add flights to the growing China, South Korea and Japan markets after the U.N. International Civil Aviation Organization removed a red flag against Thailand over safety concerns, officials said on Monday. Thailand was downgraded in June 2015 after its regulator missed a deadline to resolve significant safety concerns, meaning that airlines […]

No Single Airline Accident In Africa Last Year

For the first time in a decade, Africa did not record any airline accident last year. Globally, 65 accidents with 268 fatalities were recorded last year, but sub-Saharan Africa’s zero passenger fatalities and jet hull losses were its best performance in a decade, thanks to safety regulations the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is pushing. […]

Cham Wings A320 Suffered A Runway Excursion On Landing

Cham Wings Airbus A320-200 was performing flight from Damascus (Syria) to Khartoum (Sudan), when landed on Khartoum’s runway 18, but went off the runway and came to a stop with all gear on soft ground. No injuries are being reported, the aircraft received minor if any damage. The passengers disembarked via mobile stairs onto the […]