Aeropolitics en Wars & Duties <div class="field-deck"> Air transport community insists states fulfill their responsibilities under the Chicago Convention in wake of MH17 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The commercial air transportation industry is moving to address safety gaps in the system exposed by the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July. The problem the industry has, however, is that solutions to this crisis lie outside of the commercial industry, whose representative organizations have little to no power to enforce change. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Security Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:15:00 +0000 137031 at Editorial - Don't Undermine EU-US Open Skies <div class="node-body article-body"><div style="clear:both;"> <span style="font-size: 13px;">Some six months after Norwegian Air Shuttle applied for US permission to launch its long-haul, low-cost operation, Norwegian Air International (NAI), between Europe and the US, the company is still waiting for a yes or no from the Department of Transportation.</span></div> <p>Latest filings to DOT for and against the application (see story, page 9) show the two sides digging in.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Open Skies Editorial ATW Plus Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:53:00 +0000 137001 at IATA: Vietnam needs stronger airport oversight <div class="node-body article-body">IATA is calling for Vietnamese authorities to ensure there are appropriate regulatory structures in place to oversee an expected wave of airport construction and privatization.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Associations Daily News IATA ICAO Tony Tyler Vietnam Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:38:00 +0000 136881 at United seat-lock guy shows what a sad society we’ve become <div class="node-body blog-body">An incident this week involving two United Airlines’ passengers who apparently got into an argument after one used a gadget to stop the other from reclining her seat is causing quite a bit of general media interest. It seems that one passenger had acquired a gadget that is inserted in the back of the seat in front, making it impossible for that seat to be reclined. The guy wanted to use his laptop. </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> Airlines Associations Regulation Safety IATA ICAO united airlines unruly passenger ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:10:00 +0000 136771 at Tunisia bans flights from Libya <div class="node-body article-body">The Tunisian Ministry of Transport has banned all flights originating from Libyan airports from its airspace until further notice over security concerns.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Security Daily News Afriqiyah Airways Gaddafi Libyan Airlines Libyan airports Tunisian Ministry of Transport Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:38:00 +0000 136651 at NTSB: IPA, UPS Airlines failed to meet confidentiality agreement in crash probe <div class="node-body article-body">The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has revoked the “party status agreement” of the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) and UPS Airlines from its ongoing investigation of a UPS Airbus A300-600 freighter that crashed on approach to Birmingham, Alabama, on Aug. 14, 2013. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Regulation Labor Daily News Safety Airbus A300-600 freighter Christopher Hart crash Independent Pilots Association IPA National Transportation Safety Board NTSB party status pilot fatigue UPS Airlines Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:55:00 +0000 136621 at Houston asks US, Mexico to liberalize air treaty <div class="node-body article-body">In an attempt to ensure United Airlines and Southwest Airlines eventually can fly the same routes, the City of Houston has asked the US government to seek a new bilateral agreement with Mexico by the end of 2014. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Open Skies Daily News Airports & Routes City of Houston Department of Transportation ExpressJet SkyWest Southwest Airlines United Airlines US-Mexico Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:28:00 +0000 136531 at <p>Southwest Boeing 737-300</p> By Rob Finlayson EASA issues safety advice for ash-contaminated flight <div class="node-body article-body">Airspace closures should be an action of last resort in the event of volcanic ash contamination, according to new advice issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulation Daily News Safety airspace closures Barðarbunga EASA eruption European Aviation Safety Agency European Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers Eyjafjallajokull volcanic ash contamination Volcanic Ash Safety Risk Assessment Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:45:00 +0000 136371 at EASA urges caution for flights in Syrian airspace <div class="node-body article-body">Following FAA’s decision to prohibit US airlines from flying in Syrian airspace earlier this week, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued its own Safety Information Bulletin. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Daily News Safety Ben Gurion Airport Damascus Flight Information Region EASA European Aviation Safety Agency FAA ICAO MH17 NOTAM notices to airmen Syrian airspace Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:38:00 +0000 136381 at A4A: Industry average margin 5% in 1H <div class="node-body article-body">Airlines for America (A4A) said that, although extreme weather in the first quarter of this year almost derailed financial results, the airline industry overall reported a profit in the first half of 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Associations Daily News A4A Airlines for America Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:35:00 +0000 136391 at