Category: REGULATIONS & SAFETY

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IATA Says Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Should Be Temporary

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the new head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), travel restrictions that require proof of Covid-19 vaccination or negative test results should be lifted once the pandemic is under control. “These are measures that may be necessary as temporary arrangements while we go through this crisis, but once we’re through it, we […]

EU Plans Rollout of Digital Vaccine Certificate Before Summer
EU Plans Rollout of Digital Vaccine Certificate Before Summer

Reading Time: < 1 minute The EU aims to launch a digital vaccine certificate by the summer to allow those vaccinated against Covid-19 or those who have tested negative or recently recovered from the virus to freely travel within the EU. The Digital Green Certificate has been proposed to foster travel between EU member states as the summer tourism season […]

Vietnam Mulls Reauthorization of Boeing 737 MAX Operations

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has proposed the Ministry of Transport permit the Boeing B737 MAX operations within the country. The authority will issue a recommendation to the National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) to allow to fly Boeing 737 MAX in Vietnam’s airspace. CAAV proposal comes after aviation safety agencies worldwide have performed […]

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Budget Airlines Request for EU Sustainable Fuel Quotas for All Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute Low-cost airlines are asking the European Union to request airlines to apply a certain share of sustainable fuel to all flights but not only short-haul ones. The European Commission is drawing a plan for carriers to use a minimum share of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) to restrain the aviation industry’s CO2 emissions impacting the planet […]

FAA Fines Boeing $6.6 Million Over Compliance Failure

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it had fined Boeing $5.4 million because the manufacturer had not met the terms and conditions of a 2015 settlement. Boeing also agreed to pay $1.21 million to settle two other safety-related cases. The 2015 agreement is a 29-page document outlining quality and safety oversight issues the […]

Australia Lifts the Ban to Operate Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Friday, Australia said it would lift the ban on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft flights, becoming one of the first in the Asia-Pacific region to take this step. “We … are confident that the aircraft are safe,” Graeme Crawford, acting chief of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, claimed in a statement. No Australian airline operates […]

BAA Training is One of the First in Europe to Implement Area 100 KSA

Reading Time: 3 minutes Highlights: BAA Training is one of the first European aviation training providers to start Ab Initio pilot training with integrated Area 100 KSA. BAA Training launches the first group under a revised ATPL program with Area 100 KSA included already in February 2021. Integration of Area 100 KSA concept is mandatory, and ATOs must comply […]

IATA Forecasts Airline Industry Won’t Get Cash-Positive Until 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the airline industry would have to wait until 2022 to turn cash-positive. This prognosis differs from what IATA predicted previously and suggests carriers worldwide will be burning at least $75 billion in cash in 2021 compared to the original estimate of $48 billion. “With governments tightening border […]

222 Boeing 787s to Be Inspected Due to FAA Airworthiness Directive

Reading Time: < 1 minute On February 19th, the FAA will publish an Airworthiness Directive (AD) requiring completing checks of approximately 222 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The FAA has raised concerns over the jet’s decompression panels in the bilge barriers. The directive requires close visual inspection of the bilge barriers located in the forward and aft cargo compartments.  If the inspectors […]

IATA: 2020 Was the Worst Year in History for Air Travel Demand

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced full-year global passenger traffic results, revealing revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) fell by 65.9% because of the pandemic spread. It is the sharpest ever air travel decline in commercial aviation history. In 2020, international passenger demand was 75.6% below 2019 levels. Capacity (measured in revenue passenger kilometers) reduced 68.1% […]