US Air Travel Consumer Report: December 2022, Full Year 2022 Numbers

Source: US Department of Transportation The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on airline operational data compiled for the month of December 2022 and calendar year 2022 for on-time performance, mishandled baggage, and mishandled wheelchairs and scooters.  The ATCR is designed to assist consumers with information on the quality of services provided by airlines. DOT remains committed to ensuring airline passengers are treated fairly and is concerned about recent flight cancellations and flight disruptions and difficulties families are experiencing in sitting together with no fees. The Department is currently investigating four domestic airlines to ensure that they are not engaging in unrealistic scheduling of flights. Last week, DOT rolled out a new family seating dashboard that [...]

2023-03-17T12:48:47+02:00March 17th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Schools Nationwide Receive $10 Million in FAA Grants to Develop the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals

Source: FAA Twenty-three schools will receive $10 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help attract and train students for careers as pilots and aviation maintenance technicians. Twelve of the schools will receive $5 million from the FAA’s Aircraft Pilots Aviation Workforce Development Grants program. The schools can use the funding to create and deliver curriculums designed to prepare students to become pilots, aerospace engineers or drone operators. Grant recipients include:  AOPA Foundation Institute, Frederick, Md.: $498,100 Black Pilots of America, Seattle, Wash.: $500,000 Broward College, Pembroke Pines, Fla.: $500,000 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.: $345,711 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona, Fla.: $484,803 Kentucky Office of Employment & Training, Frankfort, Ky.: $500,000 Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, Inc, [...]

2023-03-17T12:55:40+02:00March 17th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

CANSO and Infina sign a partnership offering virtual training to the aviation community

Source: CANSO Through a partnership signed recently, CANSO and Infina agreed to be delivering cost-effective technical and management micro-learning and mixed media courses, virtually to the global aviation community. Infina adapted its courses to ICAO requirements and industry instructional design standards, tested with audiences in the U.S.A and its territories, and modified the content to benefit CANSO member countries and stakeholders globally. The technical and management courses are formatted for computer-based learning and include micro-learning modules that, reinforced over time, help to retain knowledge. The courseware is designed to be delivered on multiple platforms suitable for live-streaming, video, PowerPoint, and in-person classroom-style delivery. CANSO and Infina will start with ten micro-learning courses reflecting a mix of short learning videos and [...]

2023-03-15T19:39:15+02:00March 16th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Frans van de Pol Elected IAMA’s New Chairman of the Board

Source: IAMA Aviation expert brings 35+ years of diverse experience to role at the alliance Frans van de Pol, a seasoned aviation industry expert, has been elected chairman of the executive board of IAMA, the Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance. He replaces outgoing chair Marc Pinault, who remains a board member but who stepped down March 7th. Joining IAMA's board in 2021, van de Pol leads Fokker Services engineering business unit and brings a broad range and wealth of experience to the chairman role. Having started his career in aviation on Fokker's assembly line, he moved to engineering technical support, then aircraft modifications and leading Fokker's American and Netherlands component MRO. Along the way, van de Pol also worked in product [...]

2023-03-16T02:41:14+02:00March 16th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

FSF Global Safety Report Highlights Runway Safety, Turbulence Risks

Source: FSF Turbulence, runway excursions and ground damage were the most common accident types among airliners operating globally in passenger and cargo service in 2022, according to Flight Safety Foundation’s 2022 Safety Report. The report, released today, is based on an analysis of preliminary accident data and information contained in the Foundation’s Aviation Safety Network (ASN) global database. In releasing the report, the Foundation also launched a new, interactive dashboard featuring accident data and information from the past six years that is searchable by a range of parameters, such as type of operation, region of the world, phase of flight, and accident type or end state, such as turbulence, loss of control or controlled flight into terrain. In 2022, jet and turboprop aircraft [...]

2023-03-15T18:02:58+02:00March 15th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ICAO issues call for Advanced Air Mobility infrastructure and global harmonization solutions

Source: ICAO ICAO has issued a new request for information (RFI) to public and private-sector innovators in support of its upcoming 2023 DRONE ENABLE Symposium. The RFI is issued annually to elicit new concepts and solutions to advance next generation global standards for cutting-edge unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), UAS traffic management (UTM), and advanced air mobility (AAM), with a focus on infrastructure requirements for this year. “This year’s edition of DRONE ENABLE, focuses on the infrastructure solutions which will be needed to support these new types of aircraft and air services as they begin to be used for communities and economies all over the world,” stated ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano. The deadline for the RFI submissions is 19 May [...]

2023-03-15T18:05:44+02:00March 15th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Airports beat records in carbon management program, delivering best carbon savings and engagement growth yet

Source: ACI More than half a million tonnes of CO2 reduced by the global community of airports certified by Airport Carbon Accreditation between May '21 and May '22 30% growth in participation with 395 accredited airports worldwide in 79 countries 89 airports achieved advanced levels of carbon management Airports Council International (ACI) today released the annual airport climate action results for Airport Carbon Accreditation, the global carbon standard for airports founded and managed by ACI EUROPE on behalf of airports worldwide. The past reporting year, running from May 2021 to May 2022, ended with 395 airports spanning 79 countries engaging in carbon management and reduction at one of the six program levels. The 91 new accreditations reported this year represent [...]

2023-03-14T19:43:49+02:00March 14th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

American Airlines’ Chief People Officer Cole Brown Joins The Executive Leadership Council

Source: American Airlines The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) recently selected Cole Brown, Chief People Officer at American Airlines, to join its 2023 class. The ELC is a global organization comprising more than 800 current and former Black CEOs, corporate board members, senior executives of Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies, entrepreneurs at top-tier firms, and thought leaders. The ELC’s mission is to increase the number of successful Black executives — both domestically and internationally — by adding value to their development, leadership, and philanthropic endeavors throughout the life cycle of their careers, thereby strengthening of their companies, organizations and communities. “We are thrilled to welcome 67 new members to the ELC,” said Michael C. Hyter, President and CEO of the Executive Leadership [...]

2023-03-14T19:29:40+02:00March 14th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

Minister of Transport announces additional funding for the Canadian Transportation Agency to help clear the backlog of air passenger complaints

Source: Transport Canada The air sector plays a crucial role in connecting Canadians from coast to coast to coast and to the world. The sector also helps create good, middle-class jobs and build an economy that works for everyone. However, following the COVID-19 pandemic, recovery has been difficult, and travellers have experienced many flight delays and cancellations that are unacceptable. These travellers have rights, and the Government of Canada will continue to ensure that they are respected by the airlines. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honorable Omar Alghabra, announced $75.9 million in additional funding over three years, starting in 2023-24, to ensure the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) has the resources to address passenger rights complaints, and strengthen the operation [...]

2023-03-14T20:12:21+02:00March 14th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Nominations Open for 2023 IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the opening of nominations for the 2023 IATA Diversity and Inclusion Awards. Nominations will be accepted from all individuals or organizations working in the aviation value chain and will close at 23:59 CET on 19 April 2023. The annual awards program recognizes excellence in diversity and inclusion in three categories: Inspirational Role Model Award: Recognizes a woman holding a senior position within the air transport industry who has had a significant impact on the aviation agenda through her strong contribution to business delivery, as well as her ongoing support for the diversity and inclusion agenda. Nominees are welcome from across the aviation industry. High Flyer Award: Recognizes a woman aviation professional under [...]

2023-03-13T19:02:53+02:00March 13th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|