Category: Regulations & Safety

South Korea to Tighten Regulations Governing Budget Airlines

The South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) is set to tightened regulations governing the low-cost carrier market niche in an effort to ensure greater stability as well as fairer competition. A MOLIT official told the Naver news agency this week that the changes would affect entrance requirements for start-up airlines as well […]

Embraer E190-E2 Granted Certification by ANAC, FAA and EASA

In a ceremony held at the Company’s facilities in São José dos Campos, Embraer received Type Certificate for the E190-E2, the first member of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft, from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). […]

Aim for 1 Billion Passengers to Fly on Sustainable Fuel Flights by 2025

The International Air transport Association (IATA) set out an aim for one billion passengers to fly on flights powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025. This aspiration was identified on the tenth anniversary of the first flight to blend sustainable aviation fuel and ordinary jet fuel. On 24 […]

Iranian Regulator Grounds Aseman’s ATR Fleet

The Civil Aviation Organization of Iran has grounded Iran Aseman Airlines’s entire fleet of Avions de Transport Régional turboprops in the wake of the crash of ATR72-200 EP-ATS on Sunday, February 18, near Semirom, in southern Iran, which killed all 66 passengers and crew onboard. The regulator said in a statement last week the measure […]

IATA Releases 2017 Airline Safety Performance

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2017 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continued strong improvements in safety. The all accident rate (measured in accidents per 1 million flights) was 1.08, an improvement over the all accident rate of 1.68 in 2016 and the rate of 2.01 for the […]

EASA to Keep Drone Operations Safe and Secure

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published the first formal Opinion on safe operations for small drones in Europe. This formal Opinion is an important stepping-stone to keep drone operations safe and secure and build a wider regulatory framework. The Opinion will serve as a basis for the European Commission to adopt concrete regulatory proposals […]

Dana MD83 Overruns the End of the Runway in Nigeria

A Dana Air McDonnell Douglas MD-83, registration 5N-SRI performing flight 9J-363 from Abuja to Port Harcourt (Nigeria) with 44 passengers and 6 crew, landed on Port Harcourt’s runway 21 in poor weather conditions at about 19:10L (18:10Z), overran the end of the runway, went through the localizer antenna and came to a stop on soft ground […]

South African Regulator Charges Airlink with Price Gouging

South Africa’s Competition Commission (SACC) has announced that it has found cause for Airlink to be prosecuted on charges of excessive and predatory pricing. The regulator said in its decision issued on Wednesday, February 14, that it had taken the decision following complaints about Airlink’s business practices on the Johannesburg O.R. Tambo-Mthatha route. They were […]

U.S. Ready to Assist Russia in Investigating An-148 Crash

The United States is ready to assist the Russian authorities in investigating the crash of the An-148 aircraft in the Moscow region, President of the United States Donald Trump said in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the White House press service. According to the press service, Donald Trump expressed his […]

Address Infrastructure Crisis to Secure Aviation’s Future

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling for urgent attention to address infrastructure challenges in order to secure the industry’s future. “Having the infrastructure to grow is vital to our industry’s future. But in many key places, it is not being built fast enough to meet growing demand. And there are worrying trends which […]