Category: REGULATIONS & SAFETY

EU – Travelers Should Not Be Considered High-Risk For COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute The new European guidelines suggest air travelers should not appear to be high-risk for spreading the virus, but, instead, they should be treated the same as members of the local population who have not had any direct contact with Covid-19 infected persons. The document requested by the European Commission and published jointly by the European […]

FAA Issued Airworthiness Certificate For Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday issued the first airworthiness certificate for Boeing 737 MAX built since March 2019, the agency announced. On November 18th, the FAA cleared Boeing 737 MAX to fly again after the two deadly accidents killing 346 people throughout 2018 and 2019. Now it is requesting comprehensive software changes and […]

IATA appoints a new director-general – Willie Walsh

Reading Time: 2 minutes Willy Walsh, the former chief executive of IAG, is set to become a new director of IATA. Walsh is taking over the role of Alexandre de Juniac on 31st March 2021. The former Air France-KLM chairman De Juniac informed everyone about his decision to leave well in advance to allow for a smooth responsibilities transition. […]

EASA is about to lift Boeing 737 MAX grounding in January

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Safety Agency’s (EASA) top regulator has announced the Boeing 737 MAX can be back to the skies “sometime in January,” according to Reuters. On November 18th, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) was the first to lift the Boeing 737 MAX , ban put into effect in March 2019 after two deadly crashes that […]

BREAKING: The U.S. FAA Approved Boeing 737 MAX To Fly Again

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has signed an order to resume commercial flights of Boeing 737 MAX by the end of the year. Boeing will have to make specific software updates and implement the FAA requested training changes to return to the market. The main focus of improvement has to be a stall-prevention system […]

FAA will introduce new satellite-based air traffic procedures starting mid 2021

Reading Time: < 1 minute FAA will introduce new satellite-based air traffic procedures starting mid. 2021 in the U.S. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to modernize air traffic procedures for 21 airports in the South-Central Florida Metroplex in the US. The agency issued the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) after extensive outreach to the public. The decision enables the FAA to […]

Boeing 737 MAX Pilot Training: What’s New in FAAs Report?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Tuesday issued a draft report on revised training procedures for the Boeing 737 MAX. The industry agrees that this is the key milestone in the MAXs ungrounding. The appendix of the FAAs report specifies special training for Boeing 737 MAX flight crews and includes ground and flight training procedures […]

Australia is Establishing a Travel Bubble with New Zealand

Reading Time: < 1 minute Australia and New Zealand have worked closely together since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and now Australia is establishing the Safe Travel Zone with New Zealand. This is the next step for a COVID-safe Australia that will reunite families and friends, offer opportunities for businesses looking for workers, and back the communities that depend on tourism. […]

Europe Extends the Ease of 80/20 Airport Slot Rule for Winter

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Commission confirmed yesterday that it will be extending the waiver of the 80/20 slot rule through to the end of the winter season. Commissioner Adina Vălean stated, that “The air traffic levels remain low, and more importantly, they are not likely to recover in the near future. In this context, the lack of […]

EASA completes its Boeing 737 MAX test flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now completed its test flights of the Boeing 737 MAX. These took place in Vancouver, Canada due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. As the next step in its evaluation of the aircraft for return to service, EASA is now analysing the data and other information gathered during the […]