Category: Europe

EASA Publishes the Technical Opinion on Safe Use of Drones

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published today a Technical Opinion on the safe use of drones incivil airspace. The EASA Technical Opinion sets the direction to be followed for all future work to be done to ensure unmanned aircraft are operated safely and interact safely with other airspace users. The aim is to provide […]

Air France 777 Diverted After Fake Bomb Found in Toilet

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Air France Boeing 777 enroute from Mauritius to Paris Dec.20 diverted to Kenya after a fake bomb was discovered in one of the lavatories. According to a New York Times report, the fake device was made of cardboard, sheets of paper and a timer; nothing that would have triggered an alert during airport screening. […]

EASA Proposals for Training Outside ATOs Published for Consultation

Reading Time: 2 minutes This NPA on training outside Approved Training Organisations is published as NPA 2015-20. The Agency invites stakeholders to provide their feedback on the proposal by end of February 2016 latest by using the Agency’s comment response tool (CRT). This NPA introduces the concept of the basic training organisation (BTO). This new concept is proposed as […]

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 […]

Sanctions Over Jet Downing Hit Turkish Economy

Reading Time: 3 minutes Sanctions ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin in response to the downing of a Russian warplane are already weighing on the Turkish economy. The plane was shot down on the Syrian-Turkish border on Nov. 24, and the package of sanctions was announced shortly after. The incident has become a point of heated contention between Putin […]

Initial Cabin Crew Training – How Does It Look Like From Up Close?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Flight attendant’s occupation, like all the others in aviation, requires a proper and consistent training. The very first step each candidate has to take is Initial Cabin Crew training. Do you know how it looks like? If not, aviation academy BAA Training will try to answer to that. Just take a closer look!

FL Technics Signs CAMO Support Agreement with Somon Air

Reading Time: 2 minutes FL Technics, a global provider of one-stop-shop aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, is delighted to announce the signing of a 4-year long CAMO support agreement with Somon Air, the first private airline in Tajikistan. FL Technics will also provide the carrier with Engine Condition Monitoring services. Under the long-term agreement, FL Technics experts will […]

Promising Direction for Helicopter MROs

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Dubai Air last month proved a true fiasco for airplane manufacturers, as both Airbus and Boeing saw only one notable commercial deal of 30 aircraft placed by Vietnam carrier. On the vertical side of the industry, however, rotorcraft producers can for now rest assured about the immediate future simply because of the stable demand […]

Paris Attacks Cost Air France-KLM €50m in Lost Revenue

Reading Time: < 1 minute Air France-KLM has said that the Paris attacks, in which 130 people were killed, led to a €50m ($54m; £36m) drop in revenues as trips were cancelled. However, the airline group said it expected the effect to have largely worn off by the end of December. The group said the attacks “significantly impacted” traffic to and […]

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] […]