Air Transport Safety, Ops & Regulation

Apr 16, 2021
Ask the Editors: Flight crews favor vaccination, but requirements depend on airline policies and local laws, which are changing quickly.
Apr 16, 2021
Repairs to in-service, stored aircraft likely.
Apr 15, 2021
Power unit glitch forces new MAX groundings and adds to quality control woes. But is it a storm in a teacup? Listen in as Aviation Week’s editors analyze Boeing’s latest challenge.
Apr 07, 2021
As the pandemic’s impact seems clearer, updated cost-benefit analysis supports acceleration of air traffic management upgrade in Europe.
Apr 05, 2021
Subsidy package to encourage upgrades could be framed as infrastructure spending.
Apr 22, 2021
UK air navigation service provider (ANSP) NATS plans to make available to aviation stakeholders an environmental performance measurement system that it says will help cut CO2 emissions as the airline industry recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 21, 2021
The Australia–New Zealand air travel bubble will not be affected despite an Auckland Airport (AKL) worker testing positive for the coronavirus, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden confirmed. 
Apr 16, 2021
The FAA is expanding a cargo-compartment inspection mandate to all Boeing 787s after determining the affected parts—decompression panels—may be found throughout the widebody twin fleet and not just on a limited number of aircraft.  
Apr 16, 2021
The European Commission has approved a Belgian plan to help support airports in Wallonia, the southern French-speaking region of the country.
Apr 15, 2021
One week into a de facto partial fleet grounding, Boeing continues to evaluate the scale and needed steps to correct 737 MAX electrical system problems—an issue that extends beyond the area originally flagged by the manufacturer.
Apr 14, 2021
EASA has published its final special condition for the certification of electric and hybrid propulsion systems for aircraft.
Apr 13, 2021
Talks between U.S. and United Arab Emirates (UAE) regulatory officials have clarified that FAA parts manufacturer approval (PMA) parts are eligible for installation on UAE-registered aircraft with few restrictions.
Apr 12, 2021
UK air crew who moved to an EASA pilots’ license because of the UK’s departure from the EU (Brexit) can now apply to get their UK license back, alongside their EASA certification.