TSA prepares for summer travel demand and higher passenger volumes

Source: TSA The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is prepared for a busy summer travel season with anticipated passenger volumes that will match and may occasionally exceed those of 2019 for the first time since the pandemic began. The continued recovery from the low travel volumes during the pandemic may require more patience and planning than was necessary before the pandemic. Checkpoint environments and procedures have changed to enhance screening operations, ensure the safety and well-being of the traveling public, and to minimize the spread of COVID-19. “Daily passenger volumes at TSA checkpoints show that people are traveling again, and TSA is ready for their return. Our airport security checkpoints include 47,500 highly-trained security professionals and new technologies that enhance security [...]

2022-05-16T19:46:32+03:00May 16th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ALTA CCMA & MRO conference lands in the land of ENCANTO

Source: ALTA The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) is pleased to organize a new face-to-face edition of the ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference, a meeting focused on the main pillars for the region’s air sector: innovation, technology and efficiency. From May 15 to 17, about 120 representatives of airlines and 450 representatives of maintenance companies and aviation supply suppliers will meet in the host city, Cartagena de Indias, located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. At the ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference, networking and collaborative work are the protagonists. With six decades of history, the conference attracts executives from the technical areas, who participate in this space to share knowledge, innovations and explore business opportunities in a [...]

2022-05-16T13:24:28+03:00May 16th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ICAO issues call for drone airspace management innovations

Source: ICAO ICAO has issued new requests for information (RFIs) from public- and private-sector innovators for its upcoming DRONE ENABLE event, designed to advance next generation global standards and solutions for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), UAS traffic management (UTM), and advanced air mobility (AAM). The deadline for the latest round of RFI submissions is 15 July, with 2022 submitters being asked to contribute either their latest experiences and best practices based on recent UTM deployments, or new insights and proposals relating to UTM data requirements. More detailed instructions for prospective RFI contributors are available here. “Governments and innovators expect DRONE ENABLE to deliver global solutions for them, and the focus now is on how the next evolution of aircraft, both manned [...]

2022-05-16T13:32:51+03:00May 16th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

EUROCONTROL publishes new Think Paper: Reducing aviation emissions by 55% by 2030: Can it be done – and if so, what are the extra costs of decarbonisation measures?

Source: EUROCONTROL EUROCONTROL has today published its latest Think Paper, the 16th in a series of thought-provoking studies, providing an in-depth assessment of what cutting emissions by 55% in 2030 compared to 1990 levels would mean for European aviation in practical terms. EUROCONTROL’s analysis is aligned with the planned policy proposals associated with the EU Green Deal as well as other initiatives from across Europe. The estimates are based on the three traffic scenarios – High, Base and Low – published in the recent EUROCONTROL Aviation Outlook 2050. The paper demonstrates that a 55% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 is achievable in all three scenarios, but its success is heavily reliant on Market Based Measures, mainly via the EU Emissions Trading [...]

2022-05-16T13:13:00+03:00May 16th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Renewed cooperation key to delivering tomorrow’s international civil aviation sector

Source: ICAO On 9 May 2022, ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano delivered the opening keynote address at the Future of Aviation Forum, which was hosted in Riyadh by the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Held at a pivotal moment for the global aviation sector, Saudi Arabia designed the Future Aviation Forum to bring leaders from across the aviation ecosystem to work together on resilience and modernization, and act as a global platform to collectively set an agenda for the future of the sector. The President underscored in his introduction how the well-attended and high-level in-person event provided a "very positive sign that more optimistic and profitable horizons now lie ahead for global aviation." He proceeded to identify several [...]

2022-05-16T13:28:48+03:00May 15th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

IDB study shows path to digitally transforming transportation in Latin America and Caribbean

Source: ALTA Latin America and the Caribbean lags behind on digital technologies in transportation, which presents a major opportunity to boost a key economic sector, an Inter-American Development Bank study finds, in alliance with the World Economic Forum, American Association of Port Authorities – AAPA, Latin American & Caribbean Air Transport Association – ALTA, Latin America Civil Aviation Commission – CLAC, World Road Transport Organisation – IRU, Intel and Microsoft. Despite some governments’ efforts to enhance policies on digitally transforming transportation, 40 percent of transportation authorities and 27 percent of private-sector actors in the region have yet to design a digital transformation strategy. This gap is a key conclusion of the study Driving Forward the Digital Transformation of Transportation in Latin [...]

2022-05-14T03:24:13+03:00May 13th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

FAA Invests Millions to Build Safer, More Accessible Airports Across the U.S.

Source: FAA The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $608 million to build safer, more accessible airports serving a wide swath of the country. The first round of 2022 Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants will go to 441 airports located in big cities, small towns, and everywhere in between across 46 states, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. This funding is in addition to the $20 billion the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law invests in U.S. airports. View an interactive map with all the awards. "In communities of all sizes, airports are vital to regional economies, sustaining jobs and getting people and goods where they need to go," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. "These Airport Improvement Program [...]

2022-05-14T03:03:26+03:00May 13th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

IATA: Guidance to Remove Mask Mandate a Step Towards Normality

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed new guidance from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) removing its recommendation that masks should be required in-flight. EASA’s updated Aviation Health Safety Protocol, published 11 May, calls for the mandatory mask rule to be relaxed where rules have been relaxed for other transport modes. This important shift reflects the high levels of vaccination, natural immunity levels, and the removal of domestic restrictions in many European nations. The updated guidance also acknowledges the need to move from an emergency situation to a more sustainable mode of managing COVID-19. “We welcome EASA’s recommendation to relax the mask mandate, which is another important step along the road back to normality for air passengers. [...]

2022-05-12T17:57:02+03:00May 12th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Cabin Ops Safety Conference to Look at Crew Fatigue, Unruly Passengers, Accessibility

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2022 Cabin Ops Safety Conference (COSC) will take place as an in-person event in Lisbon, Portugal, 14-16 June with TAP Air Portugal as the Host Airline. In the face of numerous operational challenges, the airline industry improved its safety performance in several key areas in 2021, compared both to 2020 and to the average of the five years 2017-2021, including reductions in the accident rate and the number of passenger fatalities. These strong results were achieved as the industry ramped-up operations from the low point of April 2020, while addressing numerous issues, including crew shortages and a sharp rise in unruly passenger events. “Airlines and their employees have done a superb [...]

2022-05-11T16:25:33+03:00May 11th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ALTA welcomes L3Harris as a new affiliate member

Source: ALTA The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) is pleased to welcome L3Harris Technologies, Inc. as a new affiliate member: an American company with more than a century of history and presence in 100 countries and 47 thousand employees. L3Harris provides solutions for the defense, commercial and civil industries in space, air, land, sea, cyber and multidomain. The L3Harris commercial aviation business offers end-to-end solutions through a broad range of next-generation avionics, flight data analysis services, full-flight simulators, and pilot training and maintenance services for commercial and military customers around the globe. “We value and continually strive to become part of key organizations actively collaborating in the industry to move our technology and services forward,” said Alan [...]

2022-05-11T14:41:15+03:00May 11th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|