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IATA Proposes Alternatives to Quarantine

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to avoid quarantine measures when re-opening their economies. IATA is promoting a layered approach of measures to reduce the risk of countries importing COVID-19 via air travel and to mitigate the possibility of transmission in cases where people may travel while unknowingly being infected. “Imposing quarantine measures on arriving travelers keeps countries in isolation and the travel and tourism sector in lockdown. Fortunately, there are policy alternatives that can reduce the risk of importing COVID-19 infections while still allowing for the resumption of travel and tourism that are vital to jumpstarting national economies. We are proposing a framework with layers of protection to keep sick people from traveling and to [...]

2020-06-25T03:27:33+03:00June 25th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Continued progress toward implementation of ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA)

Source: ICAO Separate developments last week marked significant progress toward the global implementation of ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), despite the challenges of COVID-19.   Rwanda and Kazakhstan became the latest countries to announce their participation in the pilot phase of CORSIA, which is voluntary. Mr. Silas Udahemuka and Mr. Peter Griffiths, respectively the Directors General of the Civil Aviation Authorities of Rwanda and Kazakhstan, informed ICAO of these developments through letters to ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu. These commitments represent an important contribution towards the momentum underpinning CORSIA. As a result, 85 States representing 76.76% of international aviation activities are now committed to the voluntary phase.   In parallel, ICAO has officially launched [...]

2020-06-23T00:28:51+03:00June 23rd, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Embraer announces Arjan Meijer as President and CEO of Commercial Aviation business

Source: Embraer Embraer started today its restructuring process with the reintegration of the commercial aviation business and announces Arjan Meijer as the new President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, succeeding John Slattery. Arjan will report directly to Embraer President and CEO Francisco Gomes Neto, and the move will be effective immediately. Arjan, 47, has been Chief Commercial Officer of Embraer Commercial Aviation since January 2017. In his role as CCO at the company, he has been responsible for the global Marketing and Sales functions across six different regions, helping the company to achieve 35 airline deals. He joined the company in April 2016 as Vice President of Commercial Aviation for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Russia. Prior to [...]

2020-06-15T18:51:58+03:00June 15th, 2020|MANUFACTURERS, News|

ICAO begins global roll-out of COVID-19 response and recovery guidelines

Source: ICAO ICAO completed its third regional roll-out session today to national heads of civil aviation, as it continues to progress global COVID-19 aviation alignment through its Governing Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) recommendations and guidelines.   Today’s webinar, which was open to the public and hosted by ICAO’s South American (SAM) Regional Office, comes closely after the conclusion of similar regional events hosted by the UN aviation agency’s North American and Caribbean (NACC) and European and North Atlantic (EURNAT) Regional Offices. All three webinars gathered together the Directors General of Civil Aviation from their respective accredited States and achieved progress on numerous fronts.   When introducing the CART guidelines to the national aviation heads, ICAO Secretary General, Dr. [...]

2020-06-13T03:05:56+03:00June 13th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

More space through summer: Delta will block middle-seat selection, cap cabin seating through Sept. 30

Source: Delta Air Lines Delta is extending our commitment to make more space for safer travel by continuing to block the selection of middle seats and capping seating in every cabin through Sept. 30, 2020. “Reducing the overall number of customers on every aircraft across the fleet is one of the most important steps we can take to ensure a safe experience for our customers and people,” said Chief Customer Experience Officer Bill Lentsch. “Delta is offering the highest standards in safety and cleanliness so we’re ready for customers when they’re ready to fly again.” Here’s the latest: We are extending our seating caps: Through Sept. 30, Delta will ensure more space for customers on all aircraft by capping seating at [...]

2020-06-04T01:17:19+03:00June 4th, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

ICAO Council adopts new COVID-19 aviation recovery ‘Take Off’ guidelines to reconnect the world

Source: ICAO Montréal, 1 June 2020 – The ICAO Council adopted a new report and recommendations today aimed at restarting the international air transport system and aligning its global recovery. The COVID-19 report and guidelines were produced by the Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART). They were developed through broad-based consultations with countries and regional organizations, and with important advice from the World Health Organization and key aviation industry groups including the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International (ACI World), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), and the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA). “The world looked to the ICAO Council to provide the high-level guidance which governments and industry needed to begin restarting international [...]

2020-06-02T04:32:07+03:00June 2nd, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Joint industry position on the restart of aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Source: ALTA Over the past weeks, Airports Council International (ACI-LAC) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have come together to secure alignment between airlines and airports, with the aim of jointly engaging and supporting institutional stakeholders in the challenging endeavor of restarting the aviation industry. The proposed layered approach of measures across the entire passenger journey aims to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19 at airports and onboard aircraft, and to prevent aviation becoming a meaningful source of international re-infection. Such measures should be globally consistent and subject to continued review, improvement, and removal when no longer required, to ensure an even recovery. The aviation industry faces the biggest challenge in its history. International aviation is effectively shut [...]

2020-06-01T20:46:12+03:00June 1st, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES INTRODUCES THERMAL SCANNERS AT ITS HEAD OFFICE

Source: Caribbean Airlines Caribbean Airlines has implemented the use of thermal scanners at its Piarco Head office in Trinidad, as part of precautionary measures to limit and control the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The thermal scanners have been introduced on a trial basis and the airline will continue to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of this measure. During the trial period, all employees and visitors to the airline’s Piarco compound will be screened to assess whether their body temperature is at an acceptable level as prescribed by the Chief Medical Officer of Trinidad and Tobago (CMO). Similar measures are being reviewed for offices throughout the airline’s network. Caribbean Airlines’ CEO Garvin Medera, in commenting on the initiative said: “The [...]

2020-06-01T20:43:43+03:00June 1st, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

Frontier Airlines Begins Temperature Screenings for All Passengers and Crew Members

Source: Frontier Airlines Frontier Airlines today instituted temperature screenings for all passengers and crew prior to boarding flights. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will not be permitted to travel. Additionally, the airline continues to require face coverings for all passengers and crew, and face coverings must be worn throughout the entire flight. “Temperature screenings are the latest addition to our comprehensive, multi-layered approach to supporting the health and well-being of everyone onboard our aircraft,” said Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle. “Combined with face coverings, hospital-grade HEPA air filtration and enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures, we believe our aircraft are safer than any other mode of transportation.” Customers are being screened via touchless thermometers prior to [...]

2020-06-01T20:42:31+03:00June 1st, 2020|AIRLINES, News|