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Boeing Charged with 737 Max Fraud Conspiracy and Agrees to Pay over $2.5 Billion

Source: U.S. Department of Justice The Boeing Company (Boeing) has entered into an agreement with the Department of Justice to resolve a criminal charge related to a conspiracy to defraud the Federal Aviation Administration’s Aircraft Evaluation Group (FAA AEG) in connection with the FAA AEG’s evaluation of Boeing’s 737 MAX airplane. Boeing, a U.S.-based multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells commercial airplanes to airlines worldwide, entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) in connection with a criminal information filed today in the Northern District of Texas. The criminal information charges the company with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Under the terms of the DPA, Boeing will pay a total criminal monetary amount of over $2.5 billion, [...]

2021-01-08T04:20:57+02:00January 8th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ICAO welcomes resolution of Gulf airspace restrictions

Source: ICAO The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) welcomed the announcement this week on the easing of Gulf airspace restrictions.   “This resolution to the former Gulf airspace restrictions will help assure that the important socio-economic benefits of international air connectivity can be better optimized among all the countries concerned,” commented Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano.   “ICAO's role is to work with and among sovereign States to ensure more open skies globally, and continuously improving levels of aviation safety, security, and sustainability.”   ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu also welcomed the new developments from the Gulf, recalling that the ICAO Secretariat, through its Regional Office in Cairo, had rapidly established contingency routes to ensure the safety and regularity of [...]

2021-01-08T04:24:08+02:00January 8th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

2020 pone a prueba la flexibilidad de Iberia para adaptarse a su año más complicado

Fuente: Iberia Iberia despide 2020 como el año en que lo normal se ha vuelto extraordinario y viceversa, y su capacidad de adaptación -como la de otras muchas empresas- se ha puesto a prueba como nunca antes. La aerolínea empezó 2020 con un gran impulso: resultados históricos en 2019, nuevos uniformes, la apertura de las rutas con Washington, El Cairo y Lubliana, vuelos diarios a Tokio y Puerto Rico, la incorporación de nuevos aviones A350 y A320neo y la renovación del servicio a bordo, entre otros proyectos, pero el COVID obligó a reinventarse de un día para otro. Ante la situación excepcional creada por la pandemia y las restricciones al tráfico de pasajeros adoptadas por la mayoría de los países, [...]

2020-12-28T21:30:25+02:00December 28th, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

AVSEC2020: ICAO inaugurates 2021 as Year of Security Culture

Source: ICAO ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu ended off the fourth annual ICAO Global Aviation Security Symposium (AVSEC2020)  by inaugurating 2021 as the Year of Security Culture. In her closing remarks to last week’s virtual event, which concluded on Friday and brought together over 1,500 global aviation security experts and officials, Dr. Liu noted that the over-arching goal with the Year of Security Culture initiative will be to raise security awareness in aviation operations and have the entire sector thinking and acting in a security-conscious manner. “Special and multi-agency events will be conducted, and supplemented by a series of global and regional activities focused on innovations in cybersecurity, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, air cargo, and pandemic recovery,” she emphasized. “From [...]

2020-12-22T01:37:31+02:00December 22nd, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ICAO, national regulators roll-out CART Phase II guidelines with new round of regional coordination

Source: ICAO ICAO made further progress on its global aviation pandemic response initiatives this week, as civil aviation regulatory heads from around the world took part in the latest round of recovery coordination meetings hosted virtually by the agency’s Regional Offices.   Speaking separately to all ICAO regions starting from 7 December until 18 December, ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu updated the national air transport authorities on the latest ICAO CART Phase II COVID-19 recovery recommendations.   She also underscored that her remarks were set against a backdrop of revised ICAO forecasts for a 60% sector-wide traffic downturn for 2020, and stressed that overall sectoral resilience and recovery continue to strongly rely on how governments align their responses and [...]

2020-12-22T01:35:19+02:00December 22nd, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Meeting between ICAO Council President and UK Minister for Aviation, Maritime & Security

Source: ICAO ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano and UK’s Minister for Aviation, Maritime & Security, Robert Courts MP recently exchanged views on the current state of the aviation sector in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both leaders expressed their shared commitment towards the industry’s recovery and ongoing efforts towards increased global mobility. President Sciacchitano also expressed his appreciation for the UK’s new COVID-19 testing strategy for international arrivals, highlighting to the Minister that the initiative is in line with the recommendations issued by the ICAO Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) concerning medical testing guidelines.

2020-12-22T01:33:18+02:00December 22nd, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Copa Holdings Announces Monthly Traffic Statistics For November 2020

Source: Copa Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: CPA), today released preliminary passenger traffic statistics for November 2020: Operating Data November November % Change 2020 2019 (YOY) Copa Holdings  (Consolidated)   ASM (mm) (1) 551.1 1,987.0 -72.3%   RPM (mm) (2) 431.5 1,700.3 -74.6%   Load Factor (3) 78.3% 85.6% -7.3p.p. 1.  Available seat miles - represents the aircraft seating capacity multiplied by the number of miles the seats are flown. 2.  Revenue passenger miles - represents the numbers of miles flown by revenue passengers 3.  Load factor - represents the percentage of aircraft seating capacity that is actually utilized Consolidated capacity (ASMs) came in 72.3% lower year over year in November, while passenger traffic (RPMs) decreased 74.6% year over year, which [...]

2020-12-16T10:04:38+02:00December 16th, 2020|AIRLINES, News|

Historic meeting of Latin American and Caribbean aviation concludes

Source: ALTA Despite the challenges and uncertainty that the aviation industry has faced this year, ALTA celebrates the realization of a successful ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference with great milestones and a powerful message: it is possible to resume travels and face-to-face business meetings when safety protocols are taken. The agenda of the fourteenth edition of the ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference featured multiple networking spaces, meetings of ALTA’s Technical & MRO and Technical Purchasing committees, about 750 mini-meetings between airline and supplier representatives, an academic agenda focused on the efficient management of the operation during and after crisis and an exhibition area with table tops from 21 industry companies. Within the different activities, the message on the importance of [...]

2020-12-10T04:39:37+02:00December 10th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Implementation of ICAO guidance key to tourism sector’s recovery

Source: ICAO Speaking today to the 7th Meeting of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Tourism Crisis Committee, ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu emphasized that a combination of measures, coordinated between governments and industry, will be essential to the re-establishment of public confidence in air travel. “I wish to reaffirm ICAO’s commitment to this re-establishment of public confidence in air travel, and to getting the world travelling again,” Dr. Liu commented. She added that the UN agency for civil aviation was accelerating the sector’s recovery to bring prosperity and sustainability back to Small Island, Landlocked, and the many other countries who rely so fundamentally on the socio-economic dynamics of transport and tourism. Dr. Liu updated the tourism crisis [...]

2020-12-10T04:31:46+02:00December 10th, 2020|News, ORGANISATIONS|