European Commission Green Lights France’s Short-Flight Ban

By Helen Massy-Beresford Dec 02, 2022
France has welcomed a European Commission announcement that the country can legally ban domestic flights for which there is a rail alternative of under 2.5 hrs.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

European Airlines Call For Independent Oversight Of ATM

By Alan Dron Dec 02, 2022
IATA and A4E have urged EU transport ministers to agree to recommendations for European ATM performance to be reviewed by an independent regulator.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

DLR Tests Automated Air Traffic Management For Air Taxis

By Graham Warwick Dec 02, 2022
Flight tests have been conducted to demonstrate how automated ATM could be used to avoid conflicts between autonomous air taxis and crewed aircraft.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Extension For 737-7, 737-10 Approvals Could Come With Upgrade Mandates

By Sean Broderick Dec 01, 2022
A potential flight crew alerting deadline extension affecting the Boeing 737-7 and 737-10 has not swayed pilots who want to see U.S. Congress hold the line.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

COMAC Gets C919 Production Certificate, First Pilots Type Certified

By Chen Chuanren Nov 30, 2022
Fifteen pilots have received their Comac C919 type certification following a two-month evaluation.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Boeing 777X Flight Tests Halted After GE9X Incident

By Guy Norris Nov 30, 2022
Boeing has temporarily suspended 777-9 test flights pending joint investigations with GE Aerospace into an unspecified issue on the aircraft’s GE9X engine.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Malaysian Startup MYAirline Unveils Launch Network

By David Casey Nov 29, 2022
The carrier plans to serve an initial three domestic destinations from Kuala Lumpur.
Airlines & Lessors

JetSMART Seeks Regulatory Approval For Colombia Affiliate

By Lori Ranson Nov 29, 2022
The Chile-based airline group already operates carriers in three South American countries.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Clearing The Tracks For Air France’s Rail Cooperation

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 28, 2022
High-speed trains may not be the first thing you think of when hearing the words “Air France,” but the carrier is focusing on opportunities for cooperation with rail operators, initially in France, as part of its decarbonization strategy. 
Airlines & Lessors

Europe Completes Two Rounds Of Scaled Flight Demonstrator Testing

By Graham Warwick Nov 28, 2022
The goal of the project is to demonstrate that a scale model that mimics the dynamics of a full-size aircraft can be used as a viable and competitive means of investigating the behavior of new designs.
Aircraft & Propulsion

RwandAir Adds First Freighter; FAA Clears Way For U.S. Flights

By Victoria Moores Nov 28, 2022
Central African carrier RwandAir has added its first dedicated freighter and further growth could be on the horizon after the FAA granted the airline Category 1 status, paving the way for transatlantic flights.
Airlines & Lessors

Regulators Warn Of Inadvertent A220 Autopilot Selection Risk

By Sean Broderick Nov 23, 2022
A flight-deck design quirk is causing Airbus A220 pilots to inadvertently engage the autopilot instead of the auto throttle. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

European Air, Rail Overseers To Increase Collaboration

By Alan Dron Nov 23, 2022
The European Union’s (EU) aviation and rail regulators will increasingly cooperate following a new agreement between them. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: Why China Chose To Certify The ATR 42 And Embraer 190-E2 Now

By Jens Flottau Nov 23, 2022
The recent China Air Show in Zhuhai was used as the platform for the certification announcements, giving them the visibility the Chinese administration intended.
Aircraft & Propulsion

EASA Mandate Targets Trent 800 Fuel Pumps

By Sean Broderick Nov 22, 2022
Operators of Rolls Royce Trent 800-powered Boeing 777s face mandatory fuel pump removals to correct an issue linked to thrust-loss incidents, EASA said.

FAA: Chicago O’Hare Can Begin ‘Global Terminal’ Project

By Aaron Karp Nov 22, 2022
The $7.1 billion plan will involve the demolishing of the airport’s oldest passenger terminal.
Airports & Routes

How Open Skies Changed International Flying

By Karen Walker Nov 22, 2022
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations-EU Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement is the world’s first bloc-to-bloc air transport agreement, and its timing could not be better.
Airlines & Lessors

India Lifts More COVID-19 Rules In Boost For International Travel

By Adrian Schofield Nov 22, 2022
The latest relaxation of entry requirements should further stimulate India's international traffic, the recovery of which has already been outpacing most other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Sustainability Push Runs Up Against Safety

By Sean Broderick Nov 22, 2022
As aviation’s sustainability push continues, safety cannot be taken for granted.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

LATAM Accident Probe Eyes Firefighting Drill’s Parameters

By Sean Broderick Nov 21, 2022
Investigators will focus on whether the rescue vehicle had permission to enter the runway that the departing aircraft was using.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Romanian Government Reportedly To Take Over LCC Blue Air

By Alan Dron Nov 21, 2022
The Romanian government is reportedly planning to take majority control of LCC Blue Air, according to media reports in the Eastern European nation. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

War-Related Sanctions Consign UK’s CargoLogicAir To Administration

By Alan Dron Nov 21, 2022
UK-based freight specialist CargoLogicAir (CLA) has gone into administration, after the company was hamstrung by sanctions imposed because of the Russia-Ukraine war. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Canada, India Expand Air Services Agreement

By David Casey Nov 21, 2022
The new pact is expected to create new nonstop city pairs, increase capacity and strengthen trade links between the countries.
Airports & Routes

U.S., Ecuador Formalize Open Skies Pact

By Lori Ranson Nov 18, 2022
The U.S. and Ecuador have signed an Open Skies agreement, which will allow for the expansion of passenger and cargo flights between the two countries. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Eurocontrol, DFS Sign Cooperation Agreement For Upper Airspace

By Helen Massy-Beresford Nov 18, 2022
The agreement will allow Eurocontrol’s Maastricht Upper Area Control Center and Germany's Karlsruhe Upper Area Control Center to further harmonize air navigation services.  
Safety, Ops & Regulation