Category: Regulations & Safety

Is It Time to Change Australian Aviation Rules?

Reading Time: 3 minutes CASA harmonizes aviation rules to ICAO The new pilot licensing regulations commence was approved in order to harmonize Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) rules step by step with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) standards. Improving safety standards is a top priority of these changes as safety is one of the core ICAO’s objectives. […]

FAA Announces Small UAS Registration Rule

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a streamlined and user-friendly web-based aircraft registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS) weighing more than 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and less than 55 pounds (approx. 25 kilograms) including payloads such as on-board cameras. The Registration Task Force delivered recommendations to FAA […]

Aviation CO2 Emissions to Be Dealt With Next Year at ICAO

Reading Time: 2 minutes At the conclusion of the COP21 Climate Talks in Paris 12 December 2015 , the aviation sector, represented by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) made the following statement: “The Paris Agreement provides an ambitious and far-reaching response by governments to dealing with climate change. This is a significant step forward for the world and will […]

Drone Regulations Come into Effect in Japan

Reading Time: 1 minute Japan’s revised civil aviation law that regulates the use of drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles came into effect on Thursday. The new regulations require operators to get government approval to fly such aircraft in areas designated as densely populated, at events, and near airports, public broadcaster NHK reported. Permission is also required for flying […]

Iraqi Airways Formally Blacklisted by European Commission

Reading Time: 1 minute The airline has been barred from entering the airspace of 28 EU countries – including the UK – as well as four other European nations following a number of safety lapses. In a letter from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), executive director Patrick Ky said he had received “credible and specific safety reports containing […]

New Aviation Strategy for Europe

Reading Time: 4 minutes European transport commissioner Violeta Bulc has detailed Europe’s new aviation strategy, although some stakeholders have criticized its lack of deliverables. Marking the culmination a year’s work, Bulc unveiled the “Aviation Strategy for Europe” during a media briefing in Brussels Dec. 7. “The goal of the Aviation Strategy is to strengthen the entire EU [European Union] […]

EU Aviation Package – Aviation Deserves Ambition

Reading Time: 2 minutes The EU Commission’s long-awaited ‘Aviation Package’, published today, sends a positive signal by stressing that aviation is a “key enabler” of economic growth, job generation, and connectivity. Together with the proposed new regulatory framework for Drones and the revision of EASA’s Basic Regulation, this is an important step forward. However, the ‘strategy’ itself remains short […]

Airbus Helicopters’ H225 Receives Russian Certification

Reading Time: 2 minutes Marignane, Airbus Helicopters is proud to announce the certification of the H225 by Russian Certification Authorities as it is the first time in history that a foreign heavy class helicopter has been certified in Russia. “Successful certification of H225 by the Interstate Aviation Committee gives Russian customers an opportunity to start operations of the efficient […]

Russia’s IAC Certification Powers Transferred to Other Authorities

Reading Time: 1 minute The Russian government has transferred the powers for aircraft design, engines, propellers and airfields certification from Moscow-based Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) to other authorities. According to a government statement, these agencies include the Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Industry and Trade and Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, although the new scheme is not yet clear. […]

CAA Introduces Airspace Changes to Reduce Noise and Emissions

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has approved a series of major airspace changes covering eastern and southern England. These changes aim to enable aircraft to fly more efficiently, help reduce the number of low-level flights and reduce the environmental impact of aviation. 

 The proposed plans, known collectively as the London Airspace Management […]