Tag: rules

2017 – the Year of Drones

Reading Time: 3 minutes Drones are being seriously considered for use in a number of important applications from military functions, like bomb disposal, to energy applications, like remote pipeline monitoring and inspection. But as the Federal government works to finalize rules on the use of drones in commercial applications, the drones are increasingly finding their way into more and […]

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 […]

EASA: Innovation is Constantly Changing the Way Aviation Operates

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some new technologies and some new business models are so novel that they were unthinkable a few years ago. In aviation, even the most innovative idea or product is useless, unless the rules allow its installation or use. In this environment, which some call ‘disruptive’, rules need to be changed in order to adapt to […]

US Airlines Protest New DOT Consumer Rules

Reading Time: 3 minutes The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has outlined a collection of regulatory initiatives it is characterizing as consumer protection for airline passengers, including expanding airlines’ monthly operational performance reporting requirements and beginning the process for developing a rule on compensation for delayed checked baggage. US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx told reporters on a conference call […]

DOT and FAA Finalize Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Reading Time: 3 minutes Rules for small unmanned aircraft systems imposed by DOT and FAA will create new opportunities for business and government to use drones. Yesterday, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s […]

Russian Refusal to Issue Visas to Carrier Violates Aviation Rules

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkish Transport Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday Russia’s refusal to issue visas to crew members working for budget carrier Pegasus was an “arbitrary” measure and violated international aviation rules. Istanbul-based Pegasus said on Tuesday it suspended flights to and from Russia until Jan. 13 after authorities in Moscow failed to give its crew visas. […]