Safety

FAA chief outlines imminent pilot fatigue rules

August 31, 2011 0

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is concentrating its efforts to publish as soon as possible a final rule which ensures pilots are adequately rested. Speaking at this week’s International Civil Aviation Organization´s (ICAO) Fatigue […]

Environment

NAV CANADA launches international green flight trials

August 30, 2011 0

NAV CANADA has begun flight trials, with its consortium partners NATS of the UK and Air France, to demonstrate new procedures to improve fuel efficiency and reduce aviation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for international flights […]

Military ATC

UAV revolution overrated: Aboulafia

August 30, 2011 0

Teal’s 2011 new World UAV Forecast predicts an increase from $3.4 billion in deliveries in 2011 to $8.8 billion in 2020. “That’s a revolution led by mice,” said Teal Group´s Richard Aboulafia in his latest […]

News

Boeing 787-8 receives EASA certification

August 30, 2011 0

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued on 26 August to Boeing a Type Certificate for the Boeing 787-8 aircraft. This EASA certificate recognises that Boeing has demonstrated compliance to the EASA Type Certification Basis […]

News

FAA approves Boeing 787 production

August 30, 2011 0

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Randy Babbitt has approved production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. At an August 26 event at Boeing’s facility in Everett, Washington, Administrator Babbitt presented Boeing executives with two certificates for […]

Environment

INSPIRE Yields Substantial Fuel and CO2 Savings

August 26, 2011 0

Airservices played a central role in servicing two international Emirates flights through Australian airspace in mid-July that yielded substantial savings in fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Results from the flights showed a combined total […]