Category: REGULATIONS & SAFETY

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Saudi Arabia Bans Unvaccinated Citizens From Traveling Abroad

Reading Time: < 1 minute All airlines based in Saudi Arabia have been instructed by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to allow only vaccinated citizens to travel internationally. From August 9th, unvaccinated citizens will no longer be allowed to leave the kingdom. Saudi Gazette reports that only those who had received two vaccine doses would be allowed to […]

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Boeing Anticipates Boeing 737 MAX Recertification in China

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing 737 MAX is currently approved in over 175 countries globally, with China still being an exception. However, even there, Boeing sees a pathway back to recertification. Here is what CEO Dave Calhoun said about recertification on Boeing’s second-quarter earnings call: “We continue to work with global regulators and still anticipate that the remaining regulatory […]

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IATA Disagrees with European Commission Regarding Slot Rules

Reading Time: < 1 minute International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called the European Commission decision on slots “out of touch with reality.” The European Commission has decided that for winter 2021/2022, airlines will need to use at least 50% of their airport slot allocations, or otherwise, they will be deprived of them. When speaking about the decision in an […]

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Boeing 737 MAX Returns to New Zealand Skies

Reading Time: < 1 minute More than two years after the start of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding, New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued approval for this aircraft to resume operation. Fiji Airways have been waiting for the approval to come as it operates the type sending it to New Zealand. New Zealand’s national carrier Air New Zealand […]

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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 […]