NAV CANADA—an efficiency initiative led by Canada’s air navigation services provider (ANSP)—has demonstrated the viability and safety of aircraft varying speeds and altitudes while transiting the North Atlantic (NAT) in airspace beyond the range of conventional surveillance systems.
Etihad Airways has signed a commercial agreement with Swedish digital air traffic management products supplier AVTECH to implement its Aventus NowCast Descent service for Etihad's operations into London Heathrow, Abu Dhabi and Jakarta airports.
A high-level meeting of 21 European health ministers, co-organized by the Italian Presidency and the European Commission, has failed to reach common ground on the issue of entry screening at Europe’s airports for passengers arriving from Ebola-affected countries.
The Eurocontrol Network Manager and the European Aviation Crisis Coordination Cell (EACCC)—set up by the European Commission and Eurocontrol to support coordination of the response to network crisis situations—say they are monitoring the evolution of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its potential impact on European aviation.
The European regional branch of the Airports Council International (ACI Europe) is calling for “urgent coordination” between health authorities at a European Union (EU) level over the implementation of screening at airports and any potential risks to air travelers.
Banjul-based Gambia Bird Airlines has been forced to postpone its planned resumption of flights between London and the Sierra Leone capital Freetown Friday following the UK Department for Transport’s (DfT) decision to revoke the airline’s permit for direct flights between the two cities.
UK leisure carrier Thomson Airways will take delivery of two further Boeing 787s and 47 new 737 MAX aircraft by 2020 as part of its “five-year vision to change the face of holiday flying,” the airline said.
Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) new management team is reviewing all parts of its operation to determine if any changes to fleet and network plans are required, president and COO Jaime Bautista said....More
The head of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) condemned the shooting down in July of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 as “a military failure,” and stressed that maintaining a robust, safe commercial aviation system requires the sharing of information of where and when it is safe to fly....More