Demand growth compromised by oil prices

May 4, 2012 0

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for March showing that total passenger demand rose 7.6% and freight demand climbed 0.3% compared to the same month last year. Comparisons with March last […]

General Aviation

General aviation accidents increased: NTSB

May 1, 2012 0

The National Transportation Safety Board has released preliminary aviation accident statistics showing a slight overall increase in U.S. civil aviation accidents for 2011 from the previous year. Marked increases were seen in accidents involving on-demand […]


Data driven safety approach is best: A4A

April 27, 2012 3

US airline group Airlines for America (A4A) has urged the government to anchor future regulatory change on the findings of operational data in an effort to maintain safety. —Read More Safety News— “We operate at […]


Airservices welcomes back Nancy-Bird Walton

April 23, 2012 0

Airservices Australia air traffic controllers and aviation fire fighters welcomed the return of Qantas’ flagship A380, the Nancy-Bird Walton, to Sydney at the weekend. Call-signed ‘QF32’ (Qantas flight 32), the Airbus A380 aircraft touched down […]


Mobile played role in JetStar go-around

April 19, 2012 0

Two pilots who failed to lower the landing gear in time because the captain was distracted by his mobile phone now star in their employer’s training manual as a cautionary case study. An Australian Transport […]


Regional aviation's value ignored by Brussels

April 18, 2012 0

The role of regional airlines in the growth and prosperity of Europe’s far flung regions is going largely unrecognised by policymakers in Brussels who fixate on solving problems in its core area. This year’s European […]


UK pilots union flag cockpit fatigue peril

April 17, 2012 1

An alarming number of pilots admit to having woken from a nap taken mid-flight only to find the other pilot also asleep – and the fear is that new rules from Brussels could make matters […]


Open skies for UAE and Greece

April 12, 2012 0

The United Arab Emirates represented by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has signed an open skies deal with Greece. Representatives from Abu Dhabi Department of Transport, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Sharjah Department of Civil […]


Middle East signs up to security pact

April 12, 2012 0

Middle East states have pledged to work far more closely together to improve passenger and cargo security throughout the region, as part of a global initiative to counter terrorism. A summit held this week in […]


airberlin debuts precision landings at Innsbruck

April 11, 2012 0

airberlin has become the first German airline to launch satellite-based precision landings using RNP procedures with its Boeing fleet at Innsbruck. RNP-AR, which stands for ‘Required Navigation Performance with Authorization Required’, makes it possible for […]