In a deal worth $930 million, Dubai-based lessor International AirFinance Corporation (IAFC) has ordered Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines for 20 Airbus A330-300 Regional aircraft to be leased to Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia).
The European Commission (EC) has again written to five European Union (EU) member states as part of its July infringements package, warning them to implement their Functional Airspace Blocks (FAB) or face the European Court of Justice (CJEU).
Air quality and noise are the outstanding issues that could sink plans for a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport, according to the Airports Commission, which published its final report last week.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said it is “open to pre-funding” as a means of contributing to the financing of the proposed third runway at Heathrow, attracting a considerable amount of resistance from the airline community.
The European Commission (EC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have issued the first single air safety authorizations, which are valid throughout the European Union (EU), to 22 third-country operators (TCO).
Transport Committee Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have held discussions with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) executive director Patrick Ky and the European Commission (EC) on how to improve aviation safety in the wake of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps in March.
The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA)—along with Iceland’s airports and air navigation services provider ISAVIA—are creating the first cross-border aeronautical communications center, with the installation of mirror voice communications control systems (VCCS).
Australia’s air navigation services provider (ANSP) Airservices has implemented satellite-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) trials in its oceanic airspace, making the country one of the first to comply with international requirements for tracking suitably equipped flights.
The US majors will not give up on their campaign against the Gulf carriers, which present the biggest-ever threat to the future of US airlines, the CEO of United Airlines said in a speech in New York Thursday....More
Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) president Tim Canoll said the wider public has to be educated about the threat laser pointers pose to aircraft and help law enforcement catch people shining lasers into cockpits....More
US airlines, particularly regional carriers, have expressed hope that strict pilot training requirements implemented by FAA in 2013 will be eased in FAA reauthorization legislation expected to be taken up by Congress later this year, but there will likely be a strong push back against any efforts to change the rules....More