Category: Regulations & Safety

Frontier Fined $1.5 Million For Denver Tarmac Delays

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has fined Frontier Airlines (F9, Denver Int’l) USD1.5 million for lengthy tarmac delays following a snowstorm in Denver Int’l last December. Of the total fine, the DOT has waived USD900,000 because of compensation already paid by the airline to passengers. Under DOT regulations, aircraft with more than 30 passenger […]

How Blockchain And Cloud Can Reinforce Cyber Security In Commercial Aviation?

From keeping aircraft in the air to checking passengers in, aviation organizations rely heavily on IT systems. But data collected from the growing number of aircraft, routes and passengers has increased the pressure on these systems, while legacy and inflexible IT systems are also leaving airlines vulnerable to the growing threat of cyber-attacks. Jeff Cass, […]

No Single Airline Accident In Africa Last Year

For the first time in a decade, Africa did not record any airline accident last year. Globally, 65 accidents with 268 fatalities were recorded last year, but sub-Saharan Africa’s zero passenger fatalities and jet hull losses were its best performance in a decade, thanks to safety regulations the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is pushing. […]

Russian Government To Restrict Purchase Of Foreign-Built Airliners

Russian government has proposed a draft legislation, which may set a restriction to purchase of foreign-built aircraft by Russian airlines. The bill has been passed to the State Duma for review. It is expected to foster development of Russian aerospace industry, the government explains. The current regulation implies that all purchases within the frameworks of […]

UN Aviation Agency To Call For Global Drone Registry

The United Nations’ aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come up with common rules for flying and tracking unmanned aircraft.  While the International Civil Aviation Organization cannot impose regulations on countries, ICAO has proposed formation of the registry during a Montreal symposium this […]

Thailand Stops International Flights By 16 Of Its Carriers

Thai authorities have blocked several airlines from flying internationally after they did not meet a deadline for having their air operator’s certificates (AOCs) reissued. The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) had set Aug. 31 as the deadline for gaining new AOCs. Having all airlines inspected and reissuing AOCs is regarded as a crucial step […]

Double Digit Growth for Global Air Freight Demand in July

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), increased by 11.4% in July 2017 compared to the same period a year ago. This was the fourth time in five months that double-digit annual growth was recorded. July’s year-on-year increase in demand […]

FAA’s Hurricane Harvey Update

The Federal Aviation Administration has continued to handle emergency and relief operations at a number of airports in the Hurricane Harvey area, including at Houston Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental. The FAA is prepared to support the resumption of commercial service flights when airport authorities reopen the airports. This Hurricane Harvey information is critical so […]

Aviation Not Subject To VAT In UAE

Aviation will be exempted from any taxation resulting from the country’s implementation of value added taxation (VAT) in 2018, according to a decree signed yesterday by the UAE president. The five percent tax will come into effect on 1 January and will apply on “the import and supply of goods and services at each stage […]

Ryanair Calls On UK Airports To Limit Pre-Flight Alcohol Sales

Ryanair called on UK airports to take necessary measures to prevent excessive alcohol consumption, in the wake of increased disruptive behaviour from passengers travelling from British airports. The CAA reported a 600% increase in disruptive passenger incidents in the UK between 2012 and 2016 with most “involving alcohol” and Ryanair urged the airports to take […]