Category: Regulations & Safety

EU Warns Airlines About Post-Brexit Access

Senior EU officials fear that the airline industry is “in denial” about the potential implications of Brexit, reports The Guardian today. Of chief concern is certain airlines’ continued ability to operate flights between member states once Britain leaves the EU. To do so, carriers must have a “significant” base within the EU and be majority-owned […]

US Electronics Ban To Affect 18,000 Daily Passengers

The US government’s latest air travel security measures could impact nearly 18,000 daily passengers travelling on some 50 routes to the USA from 10 foreign airports. In addition, flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Tunisia will also be subjected to similar new security provisions, says UK authorities. The US […]

US Forbids Any Device Larger Than Cellphone On Airlines From 13 Countries

US authorities have secretly required airlines from 13 nations to forbid passengers from carrying any electronic or electrical device larger than a cellphone. The new edict was distributed in an email described as “confidential” from the US transportation safety administration (TSA) on Monday. The requirement forbids passengers from bringing laptops, iPads, Kindles and even cameras […]

New “SafeDrone” Platform Minimizes Risks for Pilots and Drones

“SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik” is a new initiative for minimizing uncertainties and risks in unmanned aviation. The open and completely transparent platform allows collaboration between all interested market players and provides them with direct access to recognized standards for technology, quality and security in the use of drones. A basic package is available free of […]

IATA Welcomes Transport Canada’s New Safety Rules for Drones

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the announcement by Canada’s Minister of Transport, the Honorable Marc Garneau, to implement an Interim Order restricting the use of recreational drones around airports and other high risk areas. The irresponsible or malicious use of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) near airports and aircraft poses a safety and […]

United Airlines Employees Rally To Protect US Aviation Jobs

United Airlines employees, union representatives and members of Congress rallied at Newark Liberty International Airport to support US aviation jobs in the face of Emirates Airline’s new daily service between Newark and Dubai via Athens, Greece. Some 200 employees of United Airlines gathered at the company’s Terminal C to protest the launch of the new […]

Jetstar, Virgin Australia Fined AU$745,000 For Drip Pricing

The Australian Federal Court has fined Jetstar Airways AUD545,000 (USD410,000) and Virgin Australia AUD200,000 (USD150,000) for offences relating to misleading advertising. The pair were found guilty in December 2015, and the fines were announced this week by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). “The ACCC was concerned that Jetstar and Virgin’s ‘drip pricing’ conduct […]

U.S. Regional Airlines See A Pilot Shortage – Pilot See A Scapegoat

Regional airlines continue to blame a shortage of pilots for cutbacks in service to smaller airports, while the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) says those routes aren’t being flown because they’re uneconomical. SkyWest President and CEO Chip Childs told the House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee that he estimates a shortfall of 15,000 pilots by 2026, and […]

Australian and New Zealand Airlines to Form New Aviation Industry Group

Australia and New Zealand’s major airlines today announced the establishment of a new industry group to advocate and pursue reform on public policy issues that impact the aviation sector and broader economy in the region. Airlines for Australia and New Zealand (A4ANZ) will enable Air New Zealand, the Qantas Group, Regional Express Holdings and the […]

French Strikes Triggered More Than 830 Flight Cancellations

A five-day French air traffic control strike has already triggered more than 830 flight cancellations over the first two days and, separately, Finnair has warned of considerable disruption March 10. Lobby group Airlines for Europe (A4E) said more than 400 flights were canceled March 6, followed by a further 430 flights on March 7 as […]