Sunday , September 24 2017
Home | Tag Archives: Regulations

Tag Archives: Regulations

Industry panel to vote on asking the US FAA to roll back numerous safety rules

An influential industry panel will vote later this week on proposals that the Federal Aviation Administration remove or roll back dozens of safety rules, including a crucial one centered on airline pilot qualifications. The recommendations are detailed in a report to the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee in response to United States President Donald Trump’s orders to reduce government regulations. Regional airlines have been arguing the pilot qualifications rule since …

Read More »

Airlines for Europe calls for solution to escalating air traffic control delays

Airlines for Europe (A4E) has called the attention of Europe’s air navigation service providers (ANSPs) regarding rising air traffic control delays. The lobbying group reported that insufficient planning of air traffic control (ATC) resources, along with capacity constraints, has resulted in two million minutes of delays in July—a rise of 12% on the figure for 2016 and 35% more than in 2015. The Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO), which …

Read More »

Australian PM mulling deregulation of regional air routes

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is looking at deregulating air routes to lower flight prices in regional Western Australia. Turnbull visited the North West last week and said that he would look closely at the possibility of deregulating domestic air routes to allow more competition into the market. The Australian PM’s comes at a time when the State Government is launching an inquiry into the cost of regional airfares, including …

Read More »

AirAsia seeks to merge its businesses in spite of regulatory hurdles

Malaysia-based carrier AirAsia is gearing up to consolidate its Southeast Asian businesses with the ultimate goal of going public with a new holding company. The low-cost airline is seeking to tie down its business under one roof in Malaysia. As it is, AirAsia has units in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand, as well as other non-Southeast Asian countries. AirAsia Chief Executive Tony Fernandes made the announcement at a time …

Read More »

Private jet owners concerned over Nigerian CAA ruling against foreign registered aircrafts

Jet owners who are operating foreign registered planes are scrambling after the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) ruled that they would not be allowed to operate after the six-month grace period given to deregister them. The NCAA has stood pat on its regulation, much to the dismay of some owners of these expensive planes, saying that the former is out to put them out of business. An owner who owns …

Read More »

Ryanair pushes for Irish Aviation Authority to become authority on noise regulation

Ryanair is exhorting the Attorney General’s Department to hasten primary legislation to make the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) the capable authority to monitor noise regulation. The legislation is needed to permit the second runway to proceed, the airline claims, and they added that continued delays by the Attorney General’s Department to advance this legislation are completely unacceptable. The Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, and his predecessor have already established that …

Read More »

ICAO President impressed with rapid development of Vietnam’s civil aviation

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council President Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu has praised the fast rise of Vietnam’s civil aviation and its dedication to upholding flight safety and operational regulations and standards. Aliu was in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi where he was hosted by Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng. Aliu said that the number of flights all over the world will double in the next 15 years with most …

Read More »

UK Consumer research group lobbies for automatic compensation for delayed air passengers

Consumer research group Which? has suggested that airlines should automatically compensate passengers who are eligible to receive such due to cancelled or delayed flights. Data from the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has indicated that airlines are denying or delaying passenger compensation claims, but later are ordered to pay in more than half of the cases that consumers raise with the airline regulator. Furthermore, the data showed that some airlines …

Read More »

Thailand takes step closer to recertifying major carriers

Thailand inched closer to their goal of recertifying its major airline carriers, which is considered to be a crucial step in finding a resolution to the concerns of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) over their aviation oversight. LCC Nok Air became the sixth and latest carrier to be reissued with its air operator’s certificate (AOC). The newly formed Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) issued the first new AOC …

Read More »

Open Skies key to increasing passenger traffic and lowering fares in East Africa

Analysts indicate that the implementation of Open Skies in East Africa as part of the 1999 Yamoussoukro Decision would put an end to high costs of airfare in the region. East African Countries are among the 44 African states that are dedicated to the liberalization of the aviation industry, curbing of air taxes and the offering of qualifying airlines entry rights in order to lessen the costs of ticket prices, …

Read More »