Minister of Transport announces appointment of the new Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)

Source: Transport Canada The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is a Crown corporation mandated with protecting people through effective and efficient screening of air travellers and their baggage. CATSA provides a professional, effective, and consistent level of security service across the country. Following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, today announced the appointment of Ms. Nada Semaan as Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, effective as of April 3, 2023, for a five-year term. The Minister and the CEO of CATSA are focused on working together on improving service delivery and passenger screening in Canada, and on better accountability and integration with other industry players in [...]

2023-05-19T16:44:17+03:00May 19th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

The ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference will seek solutions to the meet the challenges the maintenance and technical purchasing sector is facing in LAC

Source: ALTA From May 21 to 23, 600 executives from the MRO sector will get together in Cancun, Mexico Disruption in the supply chain, high operating costs, shortage of skilled workforce to meet projected growth, macroeconomic factors in the region such as inflation and devaluation, and the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in operations are just a few of the challenges facing aviation in Latin America and Caribbean. In this sense, 2023 edition of the ALTA CCMA & MRO Conference, organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), will seek to bring solutions to most of these challenges affecting the maintenance and technical purchasing sector. From May 21 to 23 in Cancun, Mexico, there will be numerous [...]

2023-05-18T20:14:20+03:00May 18th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS, SUPPLIERS|

ACI World streamlines its resources for small and emerging airports

Source: ACI Viability of small and emerging airports remains crucial to social and economic development Airports Council International (ACI) World today announces the streamlining of its resources for small and emerging airports to foster their continued growth and sustainable development. The streamlining of resources, which includes certain programs and services at a lower rate, follows the ACI World Resolution "Support and assistance for small, emerging and regional airports," approved at the 32nd World Annual General Assembly. The resolution recognizes the positive externalities and financial challenges of small and emerging airports. Furthermore, it calls on governments and industry to support their capital and human resource development plans and facilitate their transition to renewable energy. The importance of small and emerging airports According [...]

2023-05-18T19:06:25+03:00May 18th, 2023|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

TIACA Opens Call for Nominations for the 2023 Hall of Fame

Source: The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) opens call for nominations for the 2023 Hall of Fame TIACA’s Hall of Fame recognizes air cargo professionals that play a vital role in the progress of aviation and have helped to shape and grow the industry. We therefore seek  2023 Hall of Fame nominees who have: demonstrated an innovative spirit; displayed outstanding leadership; and contributed greatly to the development of the air cargo industry. “The Hall of Fame is made up of industry legends from across the globe. This year we are looking to recognize an individual that exemplifies what it means to be an industry leader that uses ingenuity and innovation to make an impact [...]

2023-05-18T19:48:14+03:00May 18th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Airlines demand swift EU action to avert ATC strike fallout this summer

Source: A4E Europe’s leading airlines are calling on the European Commission to step up to stop escalating industrial action from derailing summer travel for millions of passengers. Already this year, a wave of strikes has impacted air travel in Europe resulting in over 3,000 flight cancellations and 23,000 flight delays disrupting the plans of over 10 million passengers. As the summer season ramps up, the potential for millions more passengers to have their travel plans ruined by strikes is high. A4E is calling on the Commission to support Member States to ensure European passengers can continue to fly freely this summer. This can be achieved through: Mandatory arbitration before ATC unions can threaten strike action A 21-day advance notification of [...]

2023-05-17T16:24:10+03:00May 17th, 2023|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

UK-US partnership set to soar with sustainable aviation summit and collaborative approach

Source: UK Department or Transport Transport Secretary Mark Harper to drive development of guilt-free air travel on trip to USA alongside US and Canadian counterparts, the Transport Secretary will co-chair the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Investment Summit US and UK to share expertise and boost use of SAF to tackle climate change and create new, cutting-edge jobs – contributing to the Prime Minister’s priority of growing the economy Transport Secretary Mark Harper is set to meet his counterparts from the USA, Canada and Singapore today (Monday 15 May) as they work to decarbonise flight and usher in a new era of sustainable travel. Meeting with US Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg on a visit to the USA, the pair will [...]

2023-05-17T16:58:13+03:00May 16th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

U.S. Cargo and Passenger Airlines Added 2,544 Jobs in March 2023; Employment Remains 8.2% Above Pre-Pandemic March 2019

Source: US DOT U.S. Airline Employees Headcount (Full-time and Part-time Employees) U.S. airline industry (passenger and cargo airlines combined) employment increased to 793,779 workers in March 2023, 2,544 (0.32%) more workers than in February 2023 (791,235) and 59,895 (8.16%) more than in pre-pandemic March 2019 (733,884). U.S. scheduled-service passenger airlines employed 512,927 workers in March 2023 or 65% of the industry-wide total. Passenger airlines added 4,477 employees in March 2023 for a twenty-third consecutive month of job growth dating back to May 2021. United led scheduled passenger carriers, adding 1,289 employees; Southwest added 977, and Delta added 954. U.S. cargo airlines employed 276,072 workers in March 2023, 35% of the industry total. Cargo carriers lost 1,927 employees in March. FedEx, [...]

2023-05-11T19:21:19+03:00May 11th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

TSA recognizes top performers and airports of 2022

Source: TSA Today, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recognized its top performing employees and teams during the 2022 TSA Honorary Awards celebration held at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. This is the first time the ceremony was held in-person since 2019. "TSA is among the most agile agencies in the federal government," said TSA Administrator David Pekoske. "The TSA Honorary Awards spotlight the agility, determination and innovative spirit of TSA employees. I am privileged to recognize these award recipients, who have distinguished themselves through their extraordinary accomplishments and have made significant contributions in support of TSA's mission." "Blogger Bob" Award In memory of Curtis "Bob" Burns, who was dedicated to building TSA's social media presence as "Blogger Bob," this award [...]

2023-05-10T20:16:10+03:00May 10th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

US Proposed Passenger Compensation Rule Will Raise Costs but Not Solve Delays

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) criticized the decision by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Biden Administration to raise the cost of air travel by mandating airlines provide financial compensation to travelers for flight delays and cancellations, in addition to their current care offerings. According to yesterday's announcement, the rule will be issued later this year. DOT's Cancellation and Delay Scoreboard shows that the 10 largest US carriers already offer meals or cash vouchers to customers during extended delays, while nine of them also offer complimentary hotel accommodations for passengers affected by an overnight cancellation. "Airlines work hard to get their passengers to their destinations on time and do their best to minimize the impacts [...]

2023-05-10T20:19:24+03:00May 10th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|

DOT to Propose Requirements for Airlines to Cover Expenses and Compensate Stranded Passengers

Source: US DOT For the first time in U.S. history, DOT initiates a rulemaking that would require airlines to compensate passengers and cover certain expenses for controllable delays and cancellations FlightRights.Gov, the newly-expanded DOT dashboard first launched last summer to hold airlines accountable to passengers, shows that few airlines currently provide any compensation for airline-caused delays or cancellations The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced plans to launch a new rulemaking that is aimed at requiring airlines to provide compensation and cover expenses for amenities such as meals, hotels, and rebooking when airlines are responsible for stranding passengers. After a two-year DOT push to improve the passenger experience, the ten largest airlines guarantee meals and free rebooking on the [...]

2023-05-10T20:44:08+03:00May 10th, 2023|News, ORGANISATIONS|