Category: REGULATIONS & SAFETY

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France is Reopening Its Borders on June 9

Reading Time: < 1 minute The French government has presented its strategy for the reopening of its borders for visitors from the EU and Schengen Area Member States and travelers from third countries. Vaccinated arrivals from the green color-coded countries will be allowed to enter France without any requirement to indicate the purpose of entry, testing or quarantining. However, those […]

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Air France flight evacuated over a bomb scare at Charles de Gaulle Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Air France flight was evacuated over a bomb scare at Charles de Gaulle Airport yesterday. Gerald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior of France, tweeted: “At the request of the Prime Minister, the interministerial crisis unit was opened, following a suspicion of the presence on board of an explosive device on an Air France Ndjamena […]

Belavia unveils World of Tanks themed livery for Embraer ERJ-195 airliner
Belavia Was Forced to Turn Around a Flight to Barcelona

Reading Time: < 1 minute Belavia that was due to operate a flight B2869 from Minsk to Barcelona yesterday, was forced to turn back the plane after Poland said it would not be able to enter French airspace. The aircraft involved is Belavia’s Embraer E195LR carrying the unique “World of Tanks” livery and registered as EW-400PO. According to Belavia, the […]

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Europe threaten to ban air traffic over Belarus after “state piracy”

Reading Time: 2 minutes European leaders threatened on Monday to limit international air traffic over Belarus and possibly restrict its ground transport, after a Ryanair passenger plane was forced to land in an incident denounced by Western countries as “state piracy”, informs Reuters. Western leaders reached for the strongest language to condemn Sunday’s incident, in which a Belarusian warplane […]

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FAA warns about growing cases of unruly, dangerous passengers

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday that airlines have referred approximately 1,300 unruly-passenger reports since February and the agency has identified potential violations in about 260 cases, according to Reuters. In March, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said he would indefinitely extend a “zero tolerance policy” on unruly air passengers first imposed in […]

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FAA Approves Boeing’s Fix For 737 MAX Electrical Issue

Reading Time: < 1 minute FAA has approved Boeing’s fix to an electrical issue for 737 MAX. Due to the problem, over 100 737 MAX aircraft have been grounded since April. “After gaining final approvals from the FAA, we have issued service bulletins for the affected fleet,” Boeing told Reuters. “We’ll continue to stay close to our customers as they […]

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BAA Training Is the First ATO to Launch Pilot Peer Support Program

Reading Time: 3 minutes Highlights: BAA Training is the first ATO to introduce a Pilot Peer Support Program (PPSP) to improve pilots’‎ psychological well-being. The program complying with the highest standards set out by EASA has been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Malta. Developed in cooperation with Avia Solutions Group’s‎ airlines, Avion Express and KlasJet, the program primarily […]

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EASA Asks Operators to Replace Some Airbus A320 Fuel Pumps

Reading Time: < 1 minute EASA has released an Airworthiness Directive (AD) concerning the fuel pumps on various A320 family aircraft. The authority explains that the issue, if not solved, imposes a risk of a fuel tank explosion. According to the document, a loose locking pin on the impeller shaft could cause sparks which might be dangerous if the pump […]

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Thailand Decided to Extend Tax Cut for Jet Fuel Until 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thailand extends tax cuts for aircraft fuel until 31st December 2021 to help airlines stay afloat as travel remains decimated. The tax for jet fuel was reduced in February last year – from 4.726 baht/liter ($0.15/l) to just 0.2 baht/liter ($0.0064/l) to aid the airline industry hit hard by the pandemic. The reduction had to […]

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JetBlue Secures Regulatory Approval to Operate Transatlantic Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute JetBlue has recently announced that it will launch daily flights from Boston and New York to London in 2021. It is known that the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has granted its approval for the US airline to add London to its served routes list. However, it is still unclear which London’s airport JetBlue’s aircraft […]