Category: REGULATIONS & SAFETY

EASA
EASA Asks Operators to Replace Some Airbus A320 Fuel Pumps

Reading Time: < 1 minute EASA has released an Airworthiness Directive (AD) concerning the fuel pumps on various A320 family aircraft. The authority explains that the issue, if not solved, imposes a risk of a fuel tank explosion. According to the document, a loose locking pin on the impeller shaft could cause sparks which might be dangerous if the pump […]

Thai Airlines
Thailand Decided to Extend Tax Cut for Jet Fuel Until 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thailand extends tax cuts for aircraft fuel until 31st December 2021 to help airlines stay afloat as travel remains decimated. The tax for jet fuel was reduced in February last year – from 4.726 baht/liter ($0.15/l) to just 0.2 baht/liter ($0.0064/l) to aid the airline industry hit hard by the pandemic. The reduction had to […]

JetBlue
JetBlue Secures Regulatory Approval to Operate Transatlantic Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute JetBlue has recently announced that it will launch daily flights from Boston and New York to London in 2021. It is known that the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has granted its approval for the US airline to add London to its served routes list. However, it is still unclear which London’s airport JetBlue’s aircraft […]

Boeing 787 Dreamliner
FAA Requires Inspection of All US Registered Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Reading Time: < 1 minute FAA has issued an airworthiness directive to initiate checks of all Boeing 787 Dreamliners registered in the US. The move comes because of the disengaging decompression panels on the aircraft type. The increased scrutiny of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners started four months after the FAA lifted the ban on operating Boeing 787 MAX that lasted […]

Qantas Air New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand Create a Travel Bubble

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tearful reunions were all around Auckland airport on Monday since residents from Australia could travel freely to New Zealand without a quarantine obligation for the first time in more than a year. According to the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs, all people residing in Australia or New Zealand can enjoy quarantine-free travel, as long […]

Emirates Health Travel Pass
Emirates Starts Using IATA’s Health Passport App

Reading Time: < 1 minute Dubai’s flagship airline Emirates has started trialing an International Air Transport Association (IATA) Travel Pass. It is a mobile app designed to help passengers share their Covid-19 test results with airlines and travel authorities. Passengers traveling from Dubai to Barcelona on flight EK185 were the first to use the “digital passport“ to keep the information […]

Vietnam Wants to Use Vaccine Passport to Reopen Borders

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Vietnamese Government is close to reopening its borders to international travelers due to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations and work on the introduction of digital health passports. According to VN Express, the Vietnamese Government wants to ease the entry to Vietnam but keep the country safe. A Vietnamese Government committee has said Vietnam’s IT […]

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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 […]