Tag: safety

Pakistani Airline Accused of Issuing Handwritten Boarding Passes

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Pakistani airliner is investigating how and why at least seven more passengers than the maximum allowed were able to board a plane in Pakistan and then forced to stand in the aisle for more than three hours from takeoff to landing. Pakistan International Airlines admitted over the weekend that 416 people were on board […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Partnership for Aviation Security in Europe

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Secretariat of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen, promote, and develop cooperation on aviation facilitation and border integrity issues—two of the key components for governments to fulfill their national security responsibilities. Under the MoU, IATA and […]

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 […]

GCAA & DOT Abu Dhabi Move To Speed Drone Operations Approvals

Reading Time: 2 minutes The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is working with Abu Dhabi’s Department of Transport (DOT) to electronically link their drone operation approval systems in a pilot project which could halve process times. News of the pilot project, expected to be in operation by the end of this year, came at the Second Drones Middle […]

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 […]

FAA Proposes $892,500 Civil Penalty Against Air Methods Corp.

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes an $892,500 civil penalty against Air Methods Corp. of Englewood, Colo., for allegedly operating an Airbus EC-135 helicopter on passenger-carrying flights when it was not airworthy. The FAA alleges that during a Nov. 4, 2014 inspection in Tampa, Fla., an FAA inspector discovered that the […]

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 […]