Category: REGULATIONS & SAFETY

Australia Lifts the Ban to Operate Boeing 737 MAX

Reading Time: < 1 minute On Friday, Australia said it would lift the ban on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft flights, becoming one of the first in the Asia-Pacific region to take this step. “We … are confident that the aircraft are safe,” Graeme Crawford, acting chief of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, claimed in a statement. No Australian airline operates […]

BAA Training is One of the First in Europe to Implement Area 100 KSA

Reading Time: 3 minutes Highlights: BAA Training is one of the first European aviation training providers to start Ab Initio pilot training with integrated Area 100 KSA. BAA Training launches the first group under a revised ATPL program with Area 100 KSA included already in February 2021. Integration of Area 100 KSA concept is mandatory, and ATOs must comply […]

IATA Forecasts Airline Industry Won’t Get Cash-Positive Until 2022

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the airline industry would have to wait until 2022 to turn cash-positive. This prognosis differs from what IATA predicted previously and suggests carriers worldwide will be burning at least $75 billion in cash in 2021 compared to the original estimate of $48 billion. “With governments tightening border […]

222 Boeing 787s to Be Inspected Due to FAA Airworthiness Directive

Reading Time: < 1 minute On February 19th, the FAA will publish an Airworthiness Directive (AD) requiring completing checks of approximately 222 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The FAA has raised concerns over the jet’s decompression panels in the bilge barriers. The directive requires close visual inspection of the bilge barriers located in the forward and aft cargo compartments.  If the inspectors […]

IATA: 2020 Was the Worst Year in History for Air Travel Demand

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced full-year global passenger traffic results, revealing revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) fell by 65.9% because of the pandemic spread. It is the sharpest ever air travel decline in commercial aviation history. In 2020, international passenger demand was 75.6% below 2019 levels. Capacity (measured in revenue passenger kilometers) reduced 68.1% […]

Air Canada Has Resumed Boeing 737 MAX Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute On February 1, Air Canada became the second Canadian airline to resume Boeing 737 MAX flights after WestJet following the recent ungrounding on January 18. According to RadarBox.com, the first flight after the grounding was conducted between Montréal–Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ). The other planned routes are Toronto and: Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, […]

EU Brings Back Slot Rules: Airlines Must Use 50% of Their Slots

Reading Time: < 1 minute The EU is working on bringing back slot rules at 50% threshold to help airlines overcome the pandemic’s consequences. The prie-pandemic regulations required airlines to use at least 80% of their take-off and landing slots to keep them for the next year, so many have been operating ghost flights. The restrictions were waved over the […]

Breaking: EASA Declared Boeing 737 MAX to Return to Service

Reading Time: 2 minutes On Wednesday, the European aviation safety agency EASA lifted the ban on Boeing 737 MAX operation in Europe. It confirmed the type is safe to fly after almost two years of grounding. “We have every confidence that the aircraft is safe, which is the precondition for giving our approval. But we will continue to monitor […]

Boeing 737 MAX Cleared to Fly but New Concerns Arise

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ed Pierson, a former senior manager at Boeing’s 737 factory in Seattle, has prepared a report where he insists there are overlooked facts regarding 737 MAX accident investigations. While the aircraft is already cleared to fly in the USA and Brazil and the European regulator is getting ready to lift the ban this week, Ed […]

Vietnam Changes Rules on Stored Aircraft Maintenance

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has published new rules concerning aircraft storage, requiring airlines to reactivate their parked aircraft more often. To reduce the risk of technical issues after the aircraft is pulled out of storage, operators will have to put a parked airplane in service at least once a month. Airlines will […]