Tag: regulations

Air Safety Regulator Bans Pilots From Clicking Photos While On Duty

Reading Time: 2 minutes India’s air safety regulator has banned pilots from taking photographs when they are on duty. The move comes five months after Hindustan Times (HT) reported a first-of-its-kind complaint against six pilots working with a private airline, for taking selfies on board. HT had reported on April 28 that at least six pilots were investigated for […]

EASA: Keep Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Turned Off and Do Not Charge

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following the official communication from Samsung on issues with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the European Aviation Safety Agency advises passengers and crew members to keep these devices turned off and do not charge them while on board of the aircraft and do not put them inside the checked baggage. Passengers are also reminded of […]

July Passenger Demand Shows Resilience

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for July showing an acceleration in demand growth over the previous five months. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 5.9%, compared to the same month last year, with all regions reporting growth. Monthly capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 6.0%, and load […]

New FAA Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Go Into Effect

Reading Time: 3 minutes Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced the implementation of the first operational rules for routine non-hobbyist use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”). The regulations on June 21, 2016 officially took effects yesterday. “People are captivated by the limitless possibilities unmanned aircraft offer, and they are […]

IATA and Egypt Working Together to Address Airline Blocked Funds

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Egyptian authorities are working together to find a practical solution to release, for repatriation foreign exchange funds due international airlines operating to Egypt. Since March, airlines have been unable to repatriate the full amount due them under international conventions, as a result of restrictions imposed by the Government […]

EASA Rules Governing Non-Commercial Air Operations in all of Europe

Reading Time: < 1 minute EASA rules addressing non-commercial air operations with aeroplanes and helicopters will come into effect in all 32 EASA states. Starting from today, a brand new set of rules becomes fully applicable, replacing the existing national regulations in the field of air operations This means that instead of fragmented rules in each of the 32 EASA […]

China to Raise Standards for New Airline Entrants

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is expected to raise the bar on approving new entrants in the domestic airline industry in light of market saturation and possible excessive competition. The regulator is reportedly revising relevant provisions of the “Public Transport Enterprises Operation Permit Regulations,” which would disqualify more than half of new applicants. […]

IATA: Governments Must Clamp Down on Rogue Lithium Battery Shippers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) partnered with leaders of the lithium battery supply chain to demand stricter enforcement of international regulations regarding the transport of lithium batteries. In a joint letter to Ministers of Trade, Industry and Transport, and Directors of Civil Aviation in the world’s largest lithium battery manufacturing and export countries, IATA, […]

Wizz Air Receives IOSA Registration from IATA

Reading Time: < 1 minute Wizz Air is proud to announce that it has been registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. Since it started flying in 2004, Wizz Air has devoted significant time and resources to ensure that its safety culture, safety procedures and training and development […]

FAA Proposes $350,000 Hazmat Fine Against Amazon

Reading Time: 2 minutes FAA has proposed a $350,000 fine against Seattle-based online retail giant Amazon for allegedly violating US hazardous materials regulations pertaining to air cargo shipments. The agency also accused Amazon of having “a history of violating the hazardous materials regulations.” In a June 13 statement, FAA alleged Amazon shipped a package via United Parcel Service (UPS) […]