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Nine states earn special ICAO Council President recognition of their aviation safety and security oversight achievements

Source: ICAO During the opening ceremony of the ICAO 41st Assembly this week, ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano recognized nine States’ significant progress in improving safety and security oversight systems by awarding them with Council President Certificates. These Certificates are awarded on the basis of the outcomes of ICAO’s Universal Safety and Security Oversight Audit Programmes, which pertain to the effective implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) in these areas. At this year’s ceremony, ICAO presented Ethiopia, Fiji, Hungary, Slovenia, and Ukraine with certificates for their safety progress, while Serbia, and Tunisia were recognized for their achievements in regard to aviation security. Côte D’Ivoire received certificates for its progress in both aviation safety and aviation security. The President of [...]

2022-09-30T17:33:14+03:00September 30th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Emirates SkyCargo and United Cargo announce landmark agreement

Source: Emirates Emirates SkyCargo and United Cargo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that follows on the heels of the new broader historic commercial agreement between two of the largest global airlines. This coordination will deliver benefits to air freight customers of both Emirates Skycargo and United Cargo around the world. The MoU was signed at the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) – IATA event in London, UK by Nabil Sultan, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Cargo and Jan Krems, President, United Cargo. Under the terms of the MoU, Emirates SkyCargo and United Cargo will work closely on a number of aspects, which include expanding cargo interline options and blocked space agreements, pending regulatory approvals. This will build on existing cargo interline arrangements [...]

2022-09-30T17:57:40+03:00September 30th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Delta halted operations at some Florida stations, contributes $250K to Red Cross for Ian relief

Source: Delta Delta suspended operations at airports in Ian's path, including Key West, Fort Myers, Tampa, Sarasota and Orlando, until conditions allow service to resume. Delta suspended operations at several Florida airports as Hurricane Ian moves across the state and is offering a waiver for impacted customers. The airline also has contributed $250,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Ian relief efforts. Delta customers can support relief efforts for hurricane victims by donating through Delta's Customer Microsite, in partnership with the Red Cross. Delta is closely monitoring conditions and will resume operations at affected locations only when it is safe to do so. Customers are urged to watch their flight status closely on delta.com or the Fly Delta app. On Tuesday, Delta expanded [...]

2022-09-30T17:16:24+03:00September 30th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

FAA Begins Environmental Review for West Virginia International Yeager Airport Projects

Source: FAA Agency will hold three public meetings in early November The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is preparing a draft environmental review of airfield, safety and terminal improvements at the West Virginia International Yeager Airport (CRW). The agency will hold several public meetings on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for the projects, which are proposed by the Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority (CWVRAA). The proposed projects include the shift and extension of Runway 5-23 and the parallel taxiway to improve the runway safety area to meet FAA design standards, and improvements to the terminal facilities. The proposed projects will address needed upgrades and support the existing and forecast aviation demand at the airport. The EIS will evaluate the potential environmental [...]

2022-09-30T17:57:12+03:00September 30th, 2022|AIRPORTS, News, ORGANISATIONS|

KLM will be serving 163 destinations this winter

Source: KLM On commencement of the winter schedule (28 October 2022 through 25 March 2023), KLM’s network will embrace a total of 163 destinations: 92 European and 71 intercontinental. The new destinations taken up in the network are Nantes in France, Rovaniemi in Finland, Aarhus in Denmark and Katowice in Poland. This winter, KLM will also continue to operate its flights to Austin (Texas) which were introduced in summer. In comparison with 2019, KLM will now be offering more seats on flights to North America. Europe KLM has added Nantes, Aarhus and Katowice to its network. From 29 October 2022, Nantes will be served twice daily and both Aarhus and Katowice daily. The European network now also includes Rovaniemi (Finland), [...]

2022-09-29T17:42:28+03:00September 29th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

Pacific States launch new Regional Aviation Strategy at ICAO Assembly

Source: ICAO During a special ceremony today at ICAO’s 41st Assembly, Pacific States officially launched a new Pacific Regional Aviation Strategy. The new Strategy is a major turning point for the Pacific Sub-region, and will help its participating States work together more effectively with ICAO and the Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) to assure the safe, secure, and sustainable growth of regional air connectivity and socio-economic development. “ICAO, especially through its Asia Pacific Regional Office, has actively engaged with the Pacific Small Islands Developing States through various activities promoting a closer working relationship between the Pacific Sub-region and ICAO,” commented ICAO Secretary General Juan Carlos Salazar, who was joined by H.E. the Hon. Walter Schaubelt, Minister of Transport of Papua [...]

2022-09-29T17:40:54+03:00September 29th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Find rare items at Delta Flight Museum’s Airline Collectibles Show and Sale on Oct. 1

Source: Delta Air Lines Tickets are now on sale for this year's Annual Atlanta Airline Collectibles Show and Sale, hosted by the Delta Flight Museum on Saturday, Oct. 1. Visitors can expect to see over 50 vendors selling aviation-related items that range from airplane seats to models and playing cards.   This year, Delta Flight Museum is again hosting the Annual Atlanta Airline Collectibles Show and Sale, bringing hundreds of aviation enthusiasts from across the country to Delta’s headquarters in Atlanta. This year’s event will be on Saturday, October 1, featuring over 50 vendors selling aviation-related items that range from airplane seats to models and playing cards. Here are some of the rarest items found at the sale in years past: [...]

2022-09-29T17:38:34+03:00September 29th, 2022|AIRLINES, News|

IATA and ITC join forces for cross-border trade

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) joined forces to improve access to global trade and air cargo supply chain information for businesses and air cargo professionals. Through this agreement, ITC and IATA will cross-link their information offerings, including data, to expand access to strategic information for trade and cargo professionals. Users of multiagency platform Global Trade Helpdesk can now also benefit from the IATA ONE source platform with information on freight forwarders. IATA TACT Online users will benefit from ITC’s Market Access Map and its information on temporary trade restrictions related to the Ukraine-Russia conflict and COVID-19 measures, as well as up-to-date information on market demand trends and market access conditions through ITC’s Market Analysis tools. Pamela Coke-Hamilton, [...]

2022-09-29T17:28:52+03:00September 29th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

43rd ICAO Edward Warner Award bestowed on Dr. Ángela Marina Donato

Source: ICAO The Edward Warner Award, acknowledged as the highest honour in the world of civil aviation, was posthumously conferred by the ICAO Council on Dr. Ángela Marina Donato of Argentina. Named in honour of the first President of the ICAO Council, Dr Edward Warner, the award is bestowed, in the form of a gold medal, on an individual or institution, in recognition of outstanding achievements in international civil aviation. Dr. Donato was selected in light of her eminent contributions to the development of international civil aviation throughout her career, and for serving as a beacon of ambition and accomplishment to several generations of women pursuing aviation careers. The award ceremony took place on the opening day of ICAO’s 41st [...]

2022-09-29T17:51:47+03:00September 29th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Good wind for tourism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Source: ALTA Passenger numbers in Latin America and the Caribbean show a solid and promising recovery as of July of this year Tourism revival has been one of the keys to overcoming the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the world. As the travel restrictions were lifted, we began to see a phenomenon of "revenge tourism" in which people no longer wanted to stay at home and resumed travel, pending visits to loved ones, and taking advantage of the ability to work remotely from anywhere. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the global revival process represented, by 2021, a total of 289.5 million jobs in the industry, of which 18.2 million were new jobs (6.7% growth vs. [...]

2022-09-28T17:34:50+03:00September 28th, 2022|News, ORGANISATIONS|