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10
Jun

Biden signs sweeping aviation safety, reform bill into law

Biden signs sweeping aviation safety, reform bill into law By Reuters The measure reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration. President Joe Biden on Thursday signed sweeping aviation legislation that will boost U.S. air traffic controller staffing, increase funding to avert runway close-call incidents and speed up refunds for cancelled flights. The $105 billion, five-year measure reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration. It prohibits...
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10
Jun

South Korea’s T’way plans further European expansion

South Korea’s T’way plans further European expansion By Alfred Chua South Korean low-cost operator T’way Air is looking to further expand its European operations, as it prepares to launch flights to Rome and Barcelona. The airline on 7 June said it has gained approvals to operate to Frankfurt in October and is working to eventually launch flights to Paris, after...
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10
Jun

IATA’s 80th AGM

IATA’s 80th AGM Willie Walsh’s Report on the Air Transport Industry at the 80th IATA AGM Your excellencies, distinguished guests, colleagues and friends, This year… Airlines will connect nearly five billion people over 22,000 routes on 39 million flights. And we’ll deliver 62 million tonnes of cargo—making possible $8.3 trillion in trade. Airlines create enormous value by doing all this...
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03
Jun

FAA Continues to Hold Boeing Accountable for Implementing Safety and Production Quality Fixes

FAA Continues to Hold Boeing Accountable for Implementing Safety and Production Quality Fixes The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will continue to hold Boeing accountable after reviewing the company’s roadmap to fix its systemic safety and quality-control issues, Administrator Mike Whitaker said Thursday following a three-hour meeting with senior Boeing leaders at FAA headquarters. In February, Whitaker directed Boeing to develop...
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29
May

UK adopts SMS move

UK adopts SMS move ORS9 – CAA Decision No.38: CAA Decision to adopt AMC & GM for UK Reg (EU) No. 1321/2014 (UK Continuing Airworthiness) Regulation pursuant to Article 76 UK Reg (EU) 2018/1139 In support of Statutory Instrument (SI) 2023 No 588, The Aviation Safety (Amendment) Regulations 2023, laid before Parliament on 30 May 2023, this Decision amends Acceptable...
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28
May

Crisis in the making: Concern that the supply of qualified engineers will dry up

Crisis in the making: Concern that the supply of qualified engineers will dry up The International Federation of Airworthiness (IFA) is not alone in identifying an increasing problem in aviation. Engineers, technicians, mechanics support the continuing airworthiness of civil aircraft throughout the world. Their efforts, along with their colleagues, keep the industry safe. Keep flying safe for you and me....
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24
May

Today is Aviation Maintenance Day!

Today is Aviation Maintenance Day! May 24th is Aviation Maintenance Technician Day. It falls on the birthday of Charles E. Taylor, known as the Father of Aircraft Maintenance. In 1902, he constructed the first airplane engine, a 180 pounds and 12 horsepower machine that enabled the first heavier than air machine to achieve controlled flight with a pilot aboard. Since...
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22
May

FAA Proposes Safety Requirements for Airbus A321XLR Amid External Fuel Fire Concerns

FAA Proposes Safety Requirements for Airbus A321XLR Amid External Fuel Fire Concerns The FAA is addressing concerns that passengers and crew members would not be able to safely evacuate an Airbus A321XLR. By Rytis Beresnevicius The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a notice of proposed special conditions addressing the integral rear center tank (RCT) of the A321XLR. According to the...
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21
May

Test flights can begin for new electric aircraft

Test flights can begin for new electric aircraft By Danny Fullbrook A company has been given approval to develop a new type of electric and sustainable aircraft that does not require a runway. ARC Aero Systems, based at Cranfield in Bedfordshire, has secured Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) certification for a “gyroplane” to support rural areas and emergency rescue services. The...
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21
May

Gulfstream G700 long-range business jet awarded EASA certification

Gulfstream G700 long-range business jet awarded EASA certification  By Luke Peters On May 15, 2024, just over a month after receiving certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Gulfstream Aerospace announced that the latest addition to its product range, the ultra-long range G700 business jet, has also now been awarded the necessary approvals from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The...
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