Category: REGULATIONS & SAFETY

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 […]

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 […]