Tag: regulation

DOT: Airlines Should Notify Fliers if They Allow Voice Calls in Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced its proposal to require airlines and ticket agents to disclose in advance to consumers if the carrier operating their flight allows passengers to make voice calls using mobile wireless devices. Currently, the Federal Communications Commission’s rules prohibit the use of mobile devices on certain radio frequencies onboard aircraft, […]

IATA: Industry Welcomes Clarity on EU Passenger Rights

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the publication of Interpretative Guidelines on Regulation 261/2004 by the European Commission which brings greater clarity to the European Union’s passenger rights regulation. This is an important stop-gap measure until critical reforms to EU 261/2004 are implemented. “A transparent and level playing field is important for passengers and […]

EASA Opinion on AIR OPS Balloons Published

Reading Time: 1 minute EASA published draft revised European operational rules for balloons. This activity was conducted in the context of the EASA General Aviation Road Map which represents a change towards more proportionate and simpler rules for General Aviation. At present, the operational rules for balloons are integrated into Regulation 965/2012 which concerns air operations for all aircraft, […]

Drone Regulations Come into Effect in Japan

Reading Time: 1 minute Japan’s revised civil aviation law that regulates the use of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles came into effect on Thursday. The new regulations require operators to get government approval to fly such aircraft in areas designated as densely populated, at events, and near airports, public broadcaster NHK reported. Permission is also required for flying […]