Category: Regulations & Safety

Russia Banned Charter Flights to Turkey

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia has banned charter flights between Russia and Turkey, as part of economic sanctions announced Nov. 28 due to increased tensions between the two countries after the downing of a Russian fighter jet over Syria by Turkey. Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov said the authority is obliged to arrange relevant regulations as soon as possible. […]

IATA Air Passenger Forecast Shows Dip in Long-Term Demand

Reading Time: 5 minutes Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its updated passenger growth forecast, projecting that passenger numbers are expected to reach 7 billion by 2034 with a 3.8% average annual growth in demand (2014 baseline year). That is more than double the 3.3 billion who flew in 2014 and exactly twice as many as […]

Task Force Recommended to Register UAV Owners with FAA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) owners should be required to register their name and physical address with FAA, a task force has recommended. The Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Registration Task Force created in October by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) submitted its recommendations to DOT and FAA Nov. 21. DOT and FAA will review […]

Garmin Releases Terminal Safety Solutions

Reading Time: 1 minute At this week’s NBAA show in Las Vegas, Garmin announced a new series of aviation products that are designed to make the runway environment safer. By providing audible and visual cues, Terminal Safety Solutions alert the pilot of threats to safety in the airport environment. The Terminal Safety Solutions include SurfaceWatch, TerminalTraffic and SafeTaxi. SurfaceWatch […]

EASA Alleviates Rules for Single-Engined Turbine Aeroplanes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Opinion 06/2015: Commercial air transport aeroplane operations at night or in IMC using single-engined turbine aeroplanes – CAT SET IMC Single-engined turbine aeroplanes (SET) are aeroplanes with one turboprop or one turbojet engine. They are currently only allowed to be flown commercially in daytime, with weather conditions allowing the pilot to fly the aeroplane with […]

Russia to Enhance Aviation Security

Reading Time: 1 minute Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, is developing a new set of security measures to prevent “any illegal interference into airlines and airports activities within the country and abroad.” The statement was made following Russia’s confirmation Nov. 16 that an explosive device was responsible for the downing of a Metrojet Airbus A321 over Sinai on […]

European Parliament Urges Measures to Boost EU Aviation Sector

Reading Time: 2 minutes European Union (EU) lawmakers have called for a series of measures to improve the position of the EU air transport economy. The European Parliament in Brussels passed a resolution—428-149 (with 53 abstentions)—calling for a level playing field between airlines, while upholding high safety and social standards. The motion is intended to feed into the forthcoming […]

European Parliament Resolution on Aviation Package a Step in the Right Direction

Reading Time: 1 minute Yesterday evening, the European Parliament (EP) adopted its Resolution on the “Future Aviation Package”. The Association of European Airlines (AEA) welcomes the fact that the Parliament set out its expectations prior to the publication by the European Commission of the much awaited and much needed Aviation Package, thereby underlining the importance of aviation as a […]

New Self-Declared Aircraft Maintenance Programme

Reading Time: 2 minutes As part of an EASA initiative to reduce the burden on the General Aviation Community, EASA have removed the requirement for owners of privately used light aircraft, known as ELA1*, to have their Aircraft Maintenance Programme (AMP) approved by the National Aviation Authority. Owners of ELA1 aircraft can now decide on what maintenance is required […]

FAA’s UAV Registration Task Force Moves Forward

Reading Time: 2 minutes FAA’s unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) registration task force, which began its work Tuesday, has until Nov. 20 to come up with recommendations on how consumers should register small UAS and what products should be excluded. With estimates that 700,000 consumer UAVs could be sold by year end, “we need to get something in place quickly,” […]