Category: GENERAL AVIATION

Australia is Establishing a Travel Bubble with New Zealand

Reading Time: < 1 minute Australia and New Zealand have worked closely together since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and now Australia is establishing the Safe Travel Zone with New Zealand. This is the next step for a COVID-safe Australia that will reunite families and friends, offer opportunities for businesses looking for workers, and back the communities that depend on tourism. […]

Boeing Trying To Sell Cancelled 737 MAXs to Delta

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Air Lines is among airlines Boeing Co has approached to buy dozens of 737 MAX jets built for clients that have since canceled their orders or postponed, according to Reuters.  As the 737 MAX steps closer to commercial flight after an 18-month grounding, Boeing is trying to find buyers for the so-called “white tails” […]

FAA Administrator Set To Pilot Boeing 737 Max Today

Reading Time: 2 minutes The head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is set to pilot the Boeing 737 Max Today in Seattle, according to ABC News.  “I’m not going to sign off on this airplane until I fly it myself,” FAA chief Steve Dickson has repeatedly said. Dickson, a former pilot and executive at Delta Air Lines, will […]

Neste and Shell Aviation will produce sustainable aviation fuel

Reading Time: < 1 minute In a move that anticipates increasing need from the aviation industry to reduce emissions, Neste and Shell Aviation have entered into a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. This agreement significantly increases the supply and availability of SAF for the aviation industry with effect from October 2020. It brings together Neste’s expertise in the production […]

BAA Training Vietnam Turns One: Road to Success in Asia

Reading Time: 3 minutes BAA Training Vietnam, the first and only independent aviation training provider in the country celebrates its first anniversary. 19 September, 2019, marked the official beginning of BAA Training Vietnam operations as the training centre received the certificate of Approved Training Organisation (ATO) issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV). It has been a […]

Europe Extends the Ease of 80/20 Airport Slot Rule for Winter

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Commission confirmed yesterday that it will be extending the waiver of the 80/20 slot rule through to the end of the winter season. Commissioner Adina Vălean stated, that “The air traffic levels remain low, and more importantly, they are not likely to recover in the near future. In this context, the lack of […]

EASA completes its Boeing 737 MAX test flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now completed its test flights of the Boeing 737 MAX. These took place in Vancouver, Canada due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. As the next step in its evaluation of the aircraft for return to service, EASA is now analysing the data and other information gathered during the […]

IATA Informs Aviation To Prepare For COVID-19 Vaccine

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to begin careful planning with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for COVID-19 are approved and available for distribution. The association also warned of potentially severe capacity constraints in transporting vaccines by air. Preparedness Air cargo plays a key role in the distribution of vaccines […]

Virgin Galactic plans next test spaceflight in October

Reading Time: < 1 minute Virgin Galactic plans to conduct its next crewed spaceflight test on 22 October, according to documents the company filed with the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday, announces CNBC. The flight will be the first of two that the space tourism company has planned to complete testing of its SpaceShipTwo spacecraft system and should have just […]

EU – China Bilateral Safety Agreement went into force

Reading Time: < 1 minute The EU-China Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) went into effect 1 September, giving a boost to the regions’ aviation manufacturers by simplifying the process of gaining product approvals from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), while also ensuring high safety and environment standards will continue to […]