Category: Regulations & Safety

EASA Questions Two-People-In-The-Cockpit Policy

Reading Time: 2 minutes EASA has launched an online survey to assess the effectiveness of maintaining two people in the cockpit during flight, as recommended in the wake of the Germanwings tragedy. On March 24, 2015, a Germanwings Airbus A320 was on a scheduled flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf when it crashed, killing all 150 people aboard. A preliminary […]

FAA Registered Nearly 300,000 Unmanned Aircraft Owners

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nearly 300,000 owners have registered their small unmanned aircraft in the first 30 days after the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) online registration system went live. Owners who registered in the first month received a refund for the $5 application fee. “I am pleased the public responded to our call to register,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary […]

European Aviation Environmental Report

Reading Time: 1 minute Europe publishes today the first edition of the European Aviation Environmental Report. The report is the result of a close collaboration between the European Commission, EASA, EEA and Eurocontrol. This first edition of the European Aviation Environmental Report provides a valuable source of objective and accurate information on the environmental performance of the aviation sector, […]

Drone Legislation Crashes in Colorado Legislature

Reading Time: 2 minutes Legislation that would have clarified that it is illegal to use a drone to drop contraband into a prison just wouldn’t take flight Tuesday. An amended House Bill 1020 would have applied to unlawfully operating a drone within 1,000 feet of a detention facility with the intent of introducing contraband, such as a weapon or […]

FAA Reauthorization: Should the FAA Be Privatized?

Reading Time: 5 minutes As time runs out on the current FAA authorization – set to expire March 31 – Congress debates the contents of the next FAA Reauthorization bill, and the FAA is under fire.  A recent spate of criticism has prompted lawmakers across the board to demand major reform in the agency. Democrats call some FAA rules […]

Need for New Aviation Datalink Tech in Europe

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) has released a study analyzing the projected use and capacity of VHF Digital Link Mode 2 (VDL Mode 2) for data communications between aircraft and ground automation systems. According to the report’s main findings, VDL Mode 2 over a single frequency has already reached its […]

A4E Call on European Commission to Address Airport Charges

Reading Time: 2 minutes The newly launched Airlines for Europe (A4E) is urging the European Commission to review its Airport Charges Directive in light of new data that shows charges at Europe’s top airports have increased 80% over the last 10 years. The data, compiled in a new Aviation Economics study, show that charges at the 21 largest European […]

New Airline Association “Airlines for Europe” (A4E)

Reading Time: 1 minute Five major European airline groups launched a new alliance aimed at promoting their interests when dealing with national and EU regulators, today (20 January) in Amsterdam Schiphol airport. Aviation companies employ almost 2 million people in the European Union and contribute 110 billion euros to the EU economy, according to the European Commission. But competitors […]

CASA Delivers Safety Seminars for Pilots and Engineers

Reading Time: 2 minutes CASA Aviation Safety Advisors are delivering a series of AvSafety seminars – Aviation Safety – Lessons for Life in 2016 Pilot Seminars Aviation Safety – Lessons Learnt The seminar will cover a variety of topics with the main themes for this series being ‘Avoiding flight in low visibility’ and ‘The dangers of unplanned or unapproved […]

EASA: Child Restraint Systems

Reading Time: 1 minute The safety of the youngest aircraft occupants is important to EASA. Babies under two years of age and small children are best protected when secured in a child restraint system appropriate for their weight and height in a dedicated seat. The use of child seats provides an equivalent level of safety to infants and children […]