Aeropolitics en Australian airlines agree to change cockpit policies <div class="node-body article-body">At the instigation of the government, Australian airlines are changing their rules to ensure two crew members are in the cockpit at all times for most commercial flights.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Security Daily News Safety 4U9525 Airbus A320 Andreas Lubitz ATW Plus Australian government cockpit crash Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss French Alps Germanwings Neville Howell Qantas QantasLink Regional Express Rex two crew on the flight deck Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:26:00 +0000 160801 at Thailand faces Japan, Korea flight bans <div class="node-body article-body">South Korea and Japan have issued bans on all new charter and scheduled flight services out of Thailand, following an ICAO report earlier this year that investigated issues with compliance standards on Thai-registered airlines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulation Daily News Safety Airports & Routes ICAO Infrastructure and Transport Japan CAB Korea MLIT Ministry of Land NokScoot Thai AirAsia X Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:14:00 +0000 160781 at Airlines worldwide move to adopt new cockpit policy <div class="node-body article-body">In response to the Germanwings Airbus A320 crash, airlines around the world continued to move to implement a policy of requiring two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times during flights.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Security Daily News Safety 4U9525 Air France-KLM Air Lituanica Air Malta Airbus A320 Canada cockpit EASA FAA Germanwings Lufthansa Group pilots two crew members Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:18:00 +0000 160701 at IATA: Germanwings crash is an ‘unthinkable tragedy’ <div class="node-body article-body">IATA DG and CEO Tony Tyler has described the Germanwings accident as an “unthinkable tragedy” and stressed the importance of a full and complete investigation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Associations Daily News Safety 4U 9525 A320 accident Airbus crash crew Germanwings IATA security Tony Tyler Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:57:00 +0000 160671 at <p>French gendarmes and investigators work in the scattered debris of Germanwings Airbus A320.</p> ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images EASA recommends two-crew policy <div class="node-body article-body">The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a temporary recommendation, proposing that two crew members, including at least one qualified pilot, should occupy the cockpit during flight. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Regulation Security Daily News Safety 2015-04 accident BEA Bureau d’Enquetes et d’Analyses cockpit crash crew EASA flight 4U9525 Germanwings incident Lufthansa safety safety information bulletin SIB temporary recommendation The European Aviation Safety Agency Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:58:00 +0000 160661 at IATA: Economy class continues to shoulder monthly traffic growth <div class="node-body article-body">Global combined premium and economy international traffic increased 3.7% year-over-year (YOY) in January, with economy class traffic providing the bulk of the month’s growth, according to IATA’s January Premium Traffic Monitor. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Associations Finance & Data Daily News business class economy traffic first class IATA premium traffic Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:32:00 +0000 160651 at Competition watchdog opposes Qantas-China Eastern deal <div class="node-body article-body">Australian regulators have signaled they will not approve plans for Qantas and China Eastern to form a closer partnership, likely derailing the airlines’ strategy to strengthen their positions in the Australia-China market.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Open Skies Daily News Airports & Routes ACCC ATW Plus Australian Competition and Consumer Commission China Eastern joint venture partnership Qantas Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:16:00 +0000 160511 at <p>Qantas A380</p> By Kurt Hofmann Russia to reduce taxes for domestic airlines <div class="node-body article-body">The Russian government has approved a bill to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) from 18% to 10% for airlines operating domestic flights. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Government Affairs Daily News Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev State Duma Transaero Ural Airlines UTair value-added tax Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:25:00 +0000 160281 at US airlines endorse ATC privatization <div class="node-body article-body">American Airlines chairman and CEO Doug Parker told Congress that US airlines favor moving US air traffic control (ATC) to “a commercialized, non-profit type governance structure.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Air Traffic Control Government Affairs Daily News A4A air traffic control air traffic management Airlines for America American Airlines ATC ATC privatization Bill Shuster Doug Parker House of Representatives National Air Tra NAV Canada Paul Rinaldi Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:38:00 +0000 160241 at TSA’s expedited screening program take-up passes 1 million <div class="node-body article-body">More than 1 million people have enrolled in the US expedited airline passenger screening program, TSA Pre-Check. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Daily News John Pistole Melvin Carraway Pre-Check security Transportation Security Administration TSA Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:03:00 +0000 160131 at