Category: REGULATIONS & SAFETY

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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 […]

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BAA Training Is the First ATO to Launch Pilot Peer Support Program

Reading Time: 3 minutes Highlights: BAA Training is the first ATO to introduce a Pilot Peer Support Program (PPSP) to improve pilots’‎ psychological well-being. The program complying with the highest standards set out by EASA has been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Malta. Developed in cooperation with Avia Solutions Group’s‎ airlines, Avion Express and KlasJet, the program primarily […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]