Aeropolitics en Norwegian claims EC support for US services; ALPA cites safety concerns <div class="node-body article-body">Norwegian Air International (NAI), the long-haul arm of low-cost carrier (LCC) Norwegian Air Shuttle, claimed European Commission support Tuesday in its efforts to gain US approval to fly between Europe and the US.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Open Skies Daily News Safety Airports & Routes ALPA Anthony Foxx Asgeir Nyseth Department of Transportation DOT European Commission Lee Moak Norwegian Air International Norwegian Air Shuttle US-EU open skies agreement Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:30:00 +0000 136061 at <p>Norwegian Boeing 787-8</p> By Rob Finlayson FAA bans US flights over Syria citing anti-aircraft weapon concerns <div class="node-body article-body">FAA has issued a new notice to airmen (NOTAM) prohibiting US air carriers from flying in the Damascus Flight Information Region, which includes all of Syria. FAA cited the “ongoing armed conflict and volatile security environment in Syria,” which “poses a serious potential threat to civil aviation.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Open Skies Security Daily News 777 Ben Gurion Boeing FAA ICAO MH17 NOTAM Notice to Airmen US operators Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:19:00 +0000 135971 at Russia offers Red Wings Airlines Tu-204s for Crimean flights <div class="node-body article-body">Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has offered to equip Red Wings Airlines with Tupolev Tu-204 aircraft to be used on flights to Crimea after Aeroflot’s new low-cost (LCC) subsidiary Dobrolet suspended flights Aug. 4 due to sanctions imposed by the European Union. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airframes Airlines Government Affairs Daily News Aeroflot Crimea Dobrolet European Union Moscow Vnukovo Airport Red Wings Airlines Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade Tupolev Tu-204 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:17:00 +0000 136021 at <p>Red Wings aircraft</p> By Polina Borodina Thailand regulator grounds LCC City Airways <div class="node-body article-body">Thailand’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has canceled Thai airport landing rights for Don Mueang-based low-cost carrier (LCC) City Airways. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Regulation Daily News Airports & Routes airport landing rights CAAC City Airways Civil Administration of China Don Mueang International Airport Hong Kong International low-cost carrier Nanjing Lukou International Airport Santi Pawai Thailand Department of Civil Aviation Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:38:00 +0000 135831 at <p>City Airways Boeing 737</p> Courtesy, City Airways Russia’s Aeroflot, Transaero must get approval to fly over Ukraine <div class="node-body article-body">Ukraine’s State Aviation Administration is requiring Russian airlines, Aeroflot and Transaero, to get permission for each flight over Ukraine. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Government Affairs Open Skies Daily News Aeroflot Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines MH17 Russia Shamil Kurmashov Simferopol Airport Transaero Ukraine State Aviation Administration Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:34:00 +0000 135761 at <p>Aeroflot Boeing 737-800</p> By Rob Finlayson Finnair CEO considers ramifications of a proposed Trans-Siberian routes ban <div class="node-body article-body">Finnair management has expressed concerns that if Russian authorities suspend trans-Siberian routes for European carriers in response to European Union sanctions, airlines could see increases in flight times, fuel consumption and cabin crew wages—which would give a competitive advantage to airlines from other regions, such as Asian carriers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Open Skies Daily News Airports & Routes Airbus A350-900 ATW Plus Finnair Flybe Pekka Vauramo Russia Trans-Siberian route ban Ville Iho Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:32:00 +0000 135811 at <p>Finnair A330-300 and A340-300 at Helsinki</p> By Kurt Hofmann FAA, wildlife experts pitching new bird strike risk metric <div class="node-body article-body">Wildlife mitigation experts are working with FAA to develop a new basic standard for calculating bird-strike risk at airports that would replace the decades-old measurement of strikes per 10,000 movements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Daily News bird strike FAA Feather Identification Lab John Weller Smithsonian Institution Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:21:00 +0000 135531 at <p>Debris suspected to have fallen to the ground after an aircraft engine failure is surrounded by caution tape near a park Sept. 16, 2004 in Niles, Illinois. Police combed the area on Chicago&#39;s northwest side after the engine of the American Airlines passenger jet failed a short time after takeoff from Chicago&rsquo;s O&rsquo;Hare International Airport, possibly after a bird strike. The aircraft, originally bound for Philadelphia, landed safely at O&rsquo;Hare.</p> Allen Kaleta/Getty Images The story behind the story of the Boeing-Delta Ex-Im bank spat? <div class="node-body blog-body">There is a curious war of words going on between Boeing and Delta Air Lines over the US Export-Import Bank, as detailed in my colleague Madhu Unnikrishnan’s story. In short, Delta CEO Richard Anderson has gone on a high-profile campaign against Ex-Im, saying its loan guarantees to non-US carriers such as Emirates to purchase Boeing widebodies provides an unfair advantage over US carriers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Airlines Manufacturers 777 787 A330 A350 Airbus ALPA Boeing Delta Air Lines Ex-Im bank ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:04:00 +0000 135581 at FAA opens Virginia UAS test site <div class="node-body article-body">FAA has opened the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program—the sixth and final site. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Daily News FAA Michael Huerta UAS unmanned aircraft systems Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:34:00 +0000 135411 at IATA seeks to eliminate check-in process <div class="node-body article-body">IATA has launched a project to evaluate whether the check-in process is redundant, although it acknowledges the change won’t be easy to implement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Associations Daily News Airports & Routes ATW Plus check-in European Commission home bag tag printing IATA Paul Behan Simplifying the Business Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:48:00 +0000 135171 at <p>London Heathrow T2 self check-in</p> By Kurt Hofmann