El sector de la aviación acoge con satisfacción el protocolo actualizado de seguridad y salud en la aviación de la EASA-ECDC, que pide medidas de viaje COVID-19 armonizadas y basadas en riesgos: los Estados miembros ahora deben implementarlas

Fuente: ERA Las principales asociaciones de aviación (1) dieron la bienvenida al último Protocolo de Seguridad de la Salud de la Aviación COVID-19, de la Agencia de Seguridad Aérea de la Unión Europea (EASA) y al Centro Europeo para la Prevención y el Control de Enfermedades (ECDC). El documento reconoce los avances epidemiológicos positivos en Europa y el bajo riesgo de transmisión del virus durante el transporte aéreo, como parte de las medidas actualizadas para que los pasajeros viajen de forma segura y sin problemas, este verano. Por primera vez en la historia, el protocolo apoya el uso de pruebas rápidas de antígenos, en particular para los pasajeros que viajan desde áreas de alto riesgo, y también pide la armonización [...]

2021-06-18T18:20:13+03:00June 18th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Cirium joins ACI-LAC as WBP Regular member

Source: ACI-LAC Airports Council International Latin America and the Caribbean welcomes Cirium, a global aviation data and analytics company, as a new Regular World Business Partners (WBP) member. Cirium helps aviation and air travel businesses to accelerate their digital transformation using data and analytics. Customers include airports, airlines, travel companies, aircraft manufacturers, and financial insitutions. With airprots, easy access to industry data advances decision-making, improves planning  and is used to imporve the traveler experience at the airport. Cirium has a strong focus on technology, as part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for business and professional clients, Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director General at ACI-LAC, comments “We are pleased to welcome Cirium as a new WBP Regular member of ACI-LAC. [...]

2021-06-17T21:58:42+03:00June 17th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

CANSO looks forward to start of Single European Sky trialogue

Source: CANSO As the European Parliament’s Transport Committee has today adopted its reports on the two legislative proposals of the Single European Sky package (SES2+), CANSO looks forward to the EU institutions starting trialogue negotiations on a final text. The SES2+ package will set a new regulatory framework for the European air traffic management sector and aims to establish more sustainable and efficient flightpaths.   CANSO is fully committed to making this vision a reality in order to facilitate the transition towards more digital, scalable and resilient provision of air navigation services. We have therefore called for the revised framework to:   Ensure stronger network-oriented approach towards the management of air traffic across Europe Ensure that the management of the [...]

2021-06-17T19:17:44+03:00June 17th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

FAA Releases Spaceport Camden Final Environmental Impact Statement

Source: US FAA The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Spaceport Camden project in Camden County, Ga. The Camden County Board of Commissioners is seeking an FAA license authorizing Spaceport Camden to support up to 12 small-lift commercial space launches per year. The site would include a launch pad, a control center complex and another facility with provisions for visitors to view the launches. The FAA prepared the FEIS in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, which requires the agency to identify and disclose the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project. The Final EIS evaluated the Proposed Action along with a No Action Alternative. The FAA anticipates publishing a [...]

2021-06-17T19:14:27+03:00June 17th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Aviation sector welcomes updated EASA-ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol calling for harmonised and risk-based COVID-19 travel measures – Member States must now implement

Source: ERA Leading aviation associations1 welcomed the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)’s latest COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol, which acknowledges the positive epidemiological developments across Europe and low risk of virus transmission during air travel as part of updated measures to keep travel safe and smooth for passengers this summer. For the first time ever, the Protocol supports the use of Rapid Antigen Tests, particularly for passengers travelling from high-risk areas -- and also calls for harmonisation of the measures across Europe. This follows this week’s adoption of the latest Council Recommendations supporting the restart of intra-EU and third country travel, making use of the EU’s Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) system. Member States must now [...]

2021-06-17T19:13:00+03:00June 17th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Statements from Hearing on the FAA’s Role in the Future of Spaceflight

Source: Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) during today’s hearing titled, “Starships and Stripes Forever – An Examination of the FAA’s Role in the Future of Spaceflight.” Videos of DeFazio and Larsen’s opening statements are here and here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair DeFazio: Thank you, Chair Larsen and Ranking Member Graves, for calling today’s hearing to hear from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and stakeholders on the growing commercial space industry and the government’s regulation of that industry, or [...]

2021-06-17T19:10:40+03:00June 17th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

ALPA Calls for National Space Integration Strategy

Source: ALPA Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) president Capt. Joe DePete testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation on the need for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue working with industry and labor stakeholders to create a national space integration strategy that will ensure the safety of the national airspace, improve commercial spaceflight efficiency, and reduce emissions. “The FAA forecasts an increase in U.S. launch activities by as much as 100 percent by 2025,” said DePete. “These predictions mean the FAA must build upon—and broaden—a pattern of collaboration by the aviation and aerospace sectors.” Airline pilots face operational issues involving spaceflight, as recently demonstrated by uncontrolled space debris reentry events. DePete [...]

2021-06-17T19:04:45+03:00June 17th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

EASA/ECDC updates air travel guidelines to factor in vaccination and latest scientific evidence

Source: EASA The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) today issued a new version of the Aviation Health Safety Protocol providing clear operational guidance and risk-based recommendations for health-safe air travel to complement the European Union’s initiatives, such as the EU Digital COVID Certificates. The new version of the document takes into account new evidence and information such as the circulation of variants of concern (VOCs) and the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programmes. The new version  also emphasises  the need to keep non-pharmaceutical measures in place – such as the wearing of medical face masks, hygiene measures and physical distancing. It is intended to provide support to national authorities in [...]

2021-06-17T19:03:47+03:00June 17th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

After 5 years of construction and an investment of US$1 billion, Terminal 2 of Santiago de Chile’s International Airport (SCL) is now ready

Source: Infrastructure Policy Council With the new Terminal 2, Santiago de Chile's International Airport will double its capacity from 15 to 30 million passengers per year, with first-rate facilities of more than 200 thousand square metres. It will consist of a “central processor” building where passengers arrive to document their flight and the departure of those who arrive; from there they will be distributed to 4 breakwaters with last waiting rooms with direct corridors to the planes that quadruple from 18 to 67, with a total of 76 boarding gates. The previous terminal, now called Terminal 1, will be completely remodeled and will be used for domestic flights; although it will be interconnected with the new International Terminal. Both terminals [...]

2021-06-16T19:27:27+03:00June 16th, 2021|AIRPORTS, AROUND THE WORLD, News, ORGANISATIONS|

EU and US take decisive step to end aircraft dispute

Source: European Commission European Commission Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskisand US Trade Representative Katherine Tai reached an understanding relating to large civil aircraft, transforming almost 17 years of disputes into a forward-looking, collaborative platform to address bilateral issues as well as global challenges. Both sides will now seek to overcome long-standing differences in order to avoid future litigation and preserve a level playing field between our aircraft manufacturers and will also work to prevent new differences from arising. The EU and the US also agreed to suspend application of harmful tariffs worth of USD 11.5 billion for a period of five years that hurt companies and people on both sides of the Atlantic. The two sides will  collaborate on jointly analysing and [...]

2021-06-15T19:07:02+03:00June 15th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|