IATA Downgrades Outlook Further; Walsh Confirmed As Next Director General
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IATA downgraded its economic outlook for 2020 and 2021 further as the recovery of air travel has been much slower than expected, but there is renewed hope as a recovery in 2021 appears much more viable with the imminent arrival of COVID-19 vaccines.
Credit: Aircraft Towing Systems World Wide concept
The prototype of a towing system that would be built into the taxiways and ramps of airports to move aircraft between gate and runway under electric power, reducing emissions, is taking shape at Ardmore Industrial Airpark in Oklahoma.
European Report Suggests Policies To Tackle Non-CO2 Climate Impacts
A report by European researchers confirms that non-CO2 climate impacts from aviation are at least as important as those from CO2 emissions and suggests possible mitigation measures but identifies the need for more research.
Chinese Airframers On Latest U.S. Sanctions List, Report Says
COMAC and AVIC, China’s two major commercial aircraft manufacturers, are reportedly on a list of 89 Chinese companies that will face new sanctions from the White House for allegedly having ties to the Chinese military.
Canada’s Largest Airlines To Resume Hawaii Service In December
Canada’s largest airlines—Air Canada and WestJet—are preparing to relaunch service to Hawaii in December now that the U.S. state has opted to allow Canadians to bypass a mandatory 14-day quarantine if they test negative for COVID-19.
EASA’s MAX Return Proposal Adds Nuisance Stick-Shaker Disabling Procedure
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EASA has issued its draft parameters for clearing the Boeing 737 MAX to fly again, adding flight crew procedures and performance limitations to the FAA’s requirements, including a way for pilots to disable nuisance stall-warning alerts.
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