Safety en This week's poll question: Will concerns over the Zika virus outbreak have a lasting effect on leisure and business travel in the Americas? <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/" style="width: 150px; height: 69px;" /></p> </div><form action="/poll/02122016" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-2441-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-2441"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-2441" name="choice" value="2441" class="form-radio" /> Yes</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-2451-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-2451"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-2451" name="choice" value="2451" class="form-radio" /> No</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-2461-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-2461"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-2461" name="choice" value="2461" class="form-radio" /> Maybe</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="197091" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-QUZ7r727XtiikZoB-t0CIeNi3yRzCZK4iJPtoMnXaWM" value="form-QUZ7r727XtiikZoB-t0CIeNi3yRzCZK4iJPtoMnXaWM" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Government Affairs Safety Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:42:36 +0000 197091 at ICAO issues statement on Zika virus <div class="node-body article-body">ICAO issued a statement Thursday on the Zika virus, saying it was coordinating with relevant agencies on procedures and responses for the air transport industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Associations Daily News Safety ACI Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ebola IATA ICAO SARS World Health Organization Zika virus Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:37:00 +0000 197011 at FAA, NTSB reinforce warnings on lithium battery dangers <div class="node-body article-body">In separate announcements, the US FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week reinforced warnings about the dangers of transporting lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries as bulk cargo in passenger and freighter aircraft. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Regulation Daily News Safety Advanced Medical Technology Association Airbus ALPA Asiana Airlines Boeing FAA ICAO lithium ion batteries Medical Device Manufacturers Association NTSB Safety Alert for Operators Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:13:00 +0000 197001 at Flooding disrupts operations at Indonesia’s Surabaya airport <div class="node-body article-body">Heavy flooding leading to runway degradation has disrupted operations at Surabaya Juanda International Airport (SJIA), Indonesia on Feb. 9. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Daily News Safety Airports & Routes flooding Heavy flooding potholes Surabaya Juanda International Airport Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:02:00 +0000 196821 at ALPA: FAA reauthorization needs stronger lithium battery regulations <div class="node-body article-body">The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) had hoped the latest round of FAA reauthorization proposals would include stronger lithium battery regulations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Associations Regulation Daily News Safety Air Line Pilots Association ALPA Department of Transportation FAA reauthorization ICAO lithium ion battery Tim Canoll Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:23:00 +0000 196801 at TSA Gun Catches at US Airports: January 2016 <div class="node-body data_table-body">193 firearms were discovered at US airports in January 2016, up 11.6% year-over-year, as detailed in Total TSA Gun Catches for January 2016 (loaded or unloaded firearms discovered at TSA checkpoints at airports across the US). </div> <div class="field-csv-file"> <span>CSV File:&nbsp;</span> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-text-csv" alt="text/csv icon" src="" /><a href=" Gun catches at US airports MASTER version HOME Feb 9 2016 CSV version.csv" type="text/csv; length=5543">TSA Gun catches at US airports MASTER version HOME Feb 9 2016 CSV version.csv</a></div> </div> <div class="field-disable-sidebar"> Off </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"><legend>Images</legend> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Data Government Affairs Security Safety Airports & Routes ATW Plus Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:41:00 +0000 196771 at Somali authorities: Daallo Airlines A321 explosion caused by bomb <div class="node-body article-body">Somali authorities say the Feb. 2 onboard explosion of a Djibouti-based Daallo Airlines Airbus A321-100, en route from Mogadishu to Djibouti, was caused by a bomb.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airframes Airlines Daily News Safety Airbus A321 Daallo Airlines Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:06:00 +0000 196551 at <p>Daallo Airlines A321 explosion</p> Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Air Vanuatu continues Port Vila flights despite runway conditions <div class="node-body article-body">Air Vanuatu has confirmed it will continue operating flights out of Vanuatu’s main airport even though most Australasian carriers have now suspended service there due to concerns over its runway condition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Daily News Safety Airports & Routes Air New Zealand Air Vanuatu Bauerfield International Airport Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu Port Vila Virgin Australia Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:55:00 +0000 196391 at <p>Air Vanuatu 737-800</p> Air Vanuatu Daallo Airlines A321 lands after onboard explosion; one dead <div class="node-body article-body">A Djibouti-based Daallo Airlines Airbus A321-100, en route from Mogadishu to Djibouti, experienced an onboard explosion 15 minutes after takeoff and returned to Mogadishu airport. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Daily News Safety A321 Airbus Daallo Airlines EASA explosion Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:45:00 +0000 196121 at <p>Daallo Airlines A321 explosion</p> Photo by Stringer/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images EASA seeks views on two-people-in-the-cockpit policy <div class="node-body article-body">EASA has launched an online survey to assess the effectiveness of maintaining two people in the cockpit during flight, as recommended in the wake of the Germanwings tragedy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Regulation Security Daily News Safety cockpit EASA Germanwings Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:09:00 +0000 195981 at