Aeropolitics en IATA chief slams Europe’s “burdensome” aviation regulations <div class="node-body article-body">IATA DG and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said European aviation is “beset with burdensome regulations,” and argued that a “spirit of change” is needed to improve the competitiveness of European airlines. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Daily News Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:20:00 +0000 298961 at Qatar Airways CEO considers creating own alliance <div class="node-body article-body">Qatar Airways “has the potential to form our own alliance” should the airline decide to withdraw from the oneworld alliance, CEO Akbar Al Baker said Nov. 13.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics ATW On-Location ATW Plus Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:58:00 +0000 298931 at US senator urges FAA to move on aircraft seat sizes <div class="node-body article-body">US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) has called on FAA to take action to set minimum dimensions for US airlines, saying the agency is moving too slowly and “not implementing the law.” </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Daily News ATW Plus Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:46:00 +0000 298821 at Report: IAG in talks with Spain on EU ownership ahead of Brexit <div class="node-body article-body">International Airlines Group (IAG) expressed confidence an agreement on air transport with the European Union (EU) would be reached after a Spanish media outlet reported the group was in talks with Spain to protect IAG’s EU ownership rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Daily News Mon, 12 Nov 2018 18:23:00 +0000 298811 at DOT IG audits FAA’s drone authorization system <div class="node-body article-body">The US Department of Transportation (DOT) inspector general (IG) has initiated an audit of the FAA and industry program to provide timely, automated authorization of drone flights near airports.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulation Daily News Safety Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:50:00 +0000 298671 at Qantas, SITA trial facial recognition system at Brisbane Airport <div class="node-body article-body">Qantas and aviation IT provider SITA are trialing a new biometric identification system at Brisbane Airport that will allow passengers to store their passport details on smartphones.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daily News Security Airports & Routes ATW Plus Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:21:00 +0000 298661 at French authorities seize Ryanair aircraft in illegal aid dispute <div class="node-body article-body">France’s civil aviation authority the DGAC has seized a Ryanair aircraft at Bordeaux-Merignac airport in a bid to force the LCC to pay back public funds that were judged illegal by the European Commission (EC) in 2014.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airframes Regulation Daily News ATW Plus Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:47:00 +0000 298621 at Ryanair Zhuhai Air Show: Boeing sees hope on US-China trade war front <div class="node-body article-body">The head of Boeing’s operations in China expressed hope in the easing of trade tensions between the US and China.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Daily News ATW On-Location Wed, 07 Nov 2018 19:09:00 +0000 298471 at FAA chief urges funding reform <div class="node-body article-body">Acting FAA administrator Dan Elwell said he wants to see funding reform from US Congress, adding that the current practice of appropriating through continuing resolutions complicates planning and budgetary efforts at the agency. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Daily News Tue, 06 Nov 2018 17:19:00 +0000 298321 at AACO AGM: Arab carriers’ association chief makes strong call against protectionism <div class="node-body article-body">Airlines, their passengers and the air cargo market will be far worse off if the industry retreats into protectionism after 40 years of air transport liberalization, the head of the Arab Air Carriers’ Organization (AACO) warned Tuesday.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aeropolitics Daily News ATW On-Location Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:47:00 +0000 298241 at