Tag: regulations

Japan to Prepare Its Airport Infrastructure for the 2020 Olympics

Reading Time: 4 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on Japan to prepare its airport infrastructure for the 2020 Olympics and future growth of the tourism industry using joined-up thinking and extensive consultation with industry. Japan has set aggressive targets for attracting international tourist arrivals. In 2016 Japan welcomed some 24 million international tourists. In the 2020 […]

ICAO Proposals Could Ease MRO Oversight Headaches

Reading Time: 2 minutes ICAO is developing a series of regulatory changes aimed at reducing the plethora of duplicative oversight and certifications required by approved maintenance organizations (AMOs). The agency is working toward improving and harmonizing global standards for AMOs, ICAO technical officer for airworthiness Maimuna Taal-Ndure said during the second annual meeting of the Asia MRO League Expert […]

Bombardier CS300 Awarded Type Validation by the FAA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that its CS300 airliner has been awarded its Type Validation by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This most recent approval means that both the CS300 aircraft and the smaller CS100 aircraft are now approved by Transport Canada, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the FAA. The FAA recently conducted […]

American Airlines Fined $1.6 Million for Violating Tarmac Delay Rule

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) fined American Airlines $1.6 million for violating the Department’s rule prohibiting long tarmac delays. The airline was ordered to cease and desist from future similar violations. This fine represents the highest amount assessed against an airline for violating the tarmac delay rule, matching a similar $1.6 million fine assessed […]

EASA Puts Forward New Rules for Air Operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute EASA published a proposal to the European Commission on new operational rules to better support pilot mental fitness. EASA’s proposal is part of its Action Plan following the Germanwings Flight 9525 accident. Released in a document known as an Opinion (Opinion 14/2016) , the proposals include the following new requirements: Ensuring that all pilots have […]

EU Removes all Kazakh Airlines from EU Air Safety List

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. All air carriers from Kazakhstan were removed from the list, while Iran Aseman Airlines was added. The European Commission updated […]

EASA Certifies GE H Series Electronic Engine and Propeller Control

Reading Time: 2 minutes GE Aviation’s Electronic Engine and Propeller Control (EEPC) system for its H Series turboprop engine has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). GE’s EEPC is the business and general aviation industry’s first turboprop offering to combine engine and propeller operations into a single system. Prior to EASA certification on November 25, […]

Easier Access for General Aviation Pilots to IFR Flying

Reading Time: 2 minutes EASA has published a proposal opened for comments for ‘Easier access for general aviation pilots to instrument flight rules flying’ (NPA 2016-14). The objective of this so-called Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) is to provide a more accessible instrument rating for pilots holding non-commercial licences in general aviation. The NPA therefore proposes the introduction of […]

Principles to Manage Aviation’s Security Challenges

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on industry and governments to work together in an even stronger partnership to provide durable solutions to aviation’s security challenges. These efforts, which must be based on common principles, include such areas as overflying conflict zones, landside security at airports, insider threats, cyber security, harmonization of PNR (passenger […]

No Need to Fly Real Aircraft to Keep Valid Licences in Canada

Reading Time: 3 minutes Canadian pilots are no longer obligated to fly an aircraft or helicopter in order to maintain a valid licence after Ottawa changed the rules to require only flight-simulator testing, a move aviation experts say threatens public safety. The sweeping rule change puts Canada at odds with the United States and European Union, which still compel […]