Category: Regulations & Safety

US Airlines Protest New DOT Consumer Rules

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has outlined a collection of regulatory initiatives it is characterizing as consumer protection for airline passengers, including expanding airlines’ monthly operational performance reporting requirements and beginning the process for developing a rule on compensation for delayed checked baggage. US transportation secretary Anthony Foxx told reporters on a conference call […]

IATA Forecasts Passenger Demand to Double Over 20 Years

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035, a near doubling of the 3.8 billion air travelers in 2016. The prediction is based on a 3.7% annual Compound Average Growth Rate (CAGR) noted in the release of the latest update to the association’s 20-Year Air Passenger Forecast. “People want […]

Transforming the Passenger Journey

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) laid out a transformative vision for air travel that will enable aviation to successfully accommodate a near doubling in demand for air travel over the next two decades. According to IATA’s latest passenger forecast, some 7.2 billion air trips will take place in 2035, up from 3.8 billion in […]

New Partnership for Aviation Security in Europe

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 […]

FAA Proposes $917,000 Penalty Against Puerto Rico Airports
FAA Proposes Fourth Hazmat Fine Against Amazon This Year

FAA has proposed a $78,000 civil penalty against Seattle-based Amazon for allegedly violating US hazardous materials regulations, the fourth time this year FAA has alleged the online retail giant has violated hazmat rules. Regarding the latest proposed penalty, FAA alleged that Amazon offered FedEx Express “an undeclared shipment containing a flammable liquid for air transportation” […]

EASA Updated Passenger Information on Samsung Galaxy Note 7

On 10th of October 2016 Samsung Corp. informed about the decision to stop sales and exchanges of Galaxy Note 7 devices. Samsung Corp. is advising: “Since the affected devices can overheat and pose a safety risk, we are asking consumers with an original Galaxy Note 7 or a replacement Galaxy Note 7 to power it […]

Bombardier CS300 Aircraft Awarded Type Validation by the EASA

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded Type Validation to Bombardier’s CS300 aircraft. The validation is a requirement for the aircraft’s operation in Europe and a precursor to first delivery to CS300 launch operator, airBaltic of Latvia. Bombardier’s first CS300 aircraft delivery to airBaltic is scheduled for the […]

EASA Lifts Temporary Flight Suspension of Super Puma Helicopters

On 7 October 2016 the decision to lift the temporary flight suspension of the Super Puma EC225 LP and AS332 L2 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters put in place on 2 June 2016 following the crash of an EC225 LP helicopter in Norway on 29 April 2016. The set of very stringent protective measures which enable […]

Stricter Passenger Protection Policies for Foreign Carriers in Taiwan

The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said on Thursday that passengers traveling on foreign airlines operating in Taiwan will have their rights better protected under an amendment to existing regulations, which will take effect by the end of the year. The new rule stipulates that those airlines should establish a standard mechanism to handle delays and […]

FAA Proposes Mentoring Programs For Airline Hires

New airline pilots would go through professional development and mentoring programs along with enhanced training for captain upgrades, under a proposed rule the FAA developed after several years of working with airlines and others in the industry. The agency announced this week it will publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which would open a 90-day […]