Category: REGULATIONS & SAFETY

Boeing 737 MAX
Vietnam Might Fully Lift Its B737 MAX Ban

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to VnExpress, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has proposed that the Boeing 737 Max aircraft fly in Vietnam but not just over it. The report says the CAAV has approached Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport to lift the ban, providing an argument that 178 out of 195 countries worldwide have already done so. “Based […]

Airbus
The US Relaxes Its European Travel Ban in November

Reading Time: < 1 minute From November 2021, the US will likely lift its ban on travel from Europe to the States. For 18 months, only US citizens, immediate family members and those on a shortlist of exemptions have been allowed to enter the US from the EU and UK. Now, President Biden has announced the repealing of the ban, […]

Pilot Peer Support Program
BAA Training Introduces a Pilot Peer Support Program to Its Flight Students and Instructors

Reading Time: 3 minutes Highlights: BAA Training Launches a Pilot Peer Support Program (PPSP) for its students and instructors to help them improve their psychological well-being. The PPSP, previously available for Avion Express and KlasJet pilots, now gets broader in scope – the students and instructors also can talk to a trained pilot peer from one of the two […]

EU recommends to introduce ban on non-essential travel from the US
EU Advised Its Member States to Ban Non-Essential Travel from the US

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Union has advised its member states to introduce a ban on non-essential travel from the US, effective from August 30th. The recommendations created by the European Council made up of the heads of the EU member states are non-binding, but usually, most member states tend to agree with the Council and enforce the […]

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India Cleared Boeing 737 MAX to Fly

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing 737 MAX returns to service in India after 2.5 years of grounding. The DGCA regulator has rescinded its grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX order, first published on March 13th, 2019. Like other aviation authorities, India requests the changes to be completed on individual aircraft before getting back to service. Instead of creating its […]

China Southern
The US Places Limits on Chinese Airlines’ Passenger Capacity

Reading Time: < 1 minute After Chinese authorities limited the operating rights of United Airlines to Shanghai, the US imposed similar temporary capacity limits on Chinese airlines entering the US. This measure is being put forward as previously China imposed a similar limitation on United Airlines flights bound to Shanghai-Pudong as a sanction for bringing China five Covid-positive passengers from […]

Air France
Airlines told to avoid Afghanistan airspace

Reading Time: 2 minutes Afghanistan’s aviation authority said on Monday the country’s airspace had been “released to the military” and advised airlines to avoid its air corridors, prompting major airlines to divert flights in the wake of the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul. The authority did not specify which military, given the collapse of local security forces in the face […]

Rossiya Airlines
Russian Flights Returns to Egypt Six Years After Crash

Reading Time: < 1 minute Russian aircraft landed in the Egyptian resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada for the first time in nearly six years on Monday, after Moscow had banned them following a deadly plane crash, according to Reuters. A Rossiya Airlines flight arrived from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport with 517 tourists on board who were greeted with roses and […]

British Airways
British Airways Adds Thousands of Extra Seats Between the US, EU and UK

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways plans to add extra seats on some routes from London to the US following the government’s announcement about no quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated travelers from the US and EU. The new policy comes into force on August 2nd, so British Airways wants to be ready for a surge in bookings. “Within a […]

Saudi Arabia
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 […]