FAA Launches Campaign to Encourage Air Traffic Controller Applications from Women, Minorities

Source: US FAA Ahead of an upcoming open application window to become an air traffic control specialist, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration has launched a week-long campaign to encourage more applications from women, minorities, and individuals from underrepresented communities. The campaign will feature current air traffic controllers and FAA leaders sharing their stories in media interviews, on social media, during Instagram Live conversations, and on other platforms. The FAA will also engage with diverse organizations to get the word out and has created a digital toolkit for groups to use. “I have the greatest job in the world, and there is absolutely nothing else in the world I would rather be doing. Since I was 17, I [...]

2021-07-22T20:16:21+03:00July 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

ICAO announces new resource package for countries establishing COVID-19 travel corridors

Source: ICAO To assist countries seeking to establish public health travel corridors during their COVID-19 recovery phases, ICAO has just released a new implementation package (iPack) on Establishing a Public Health Corridor (PHC). Composed of guidance material, support personnel, training, and other resources, the new travel corridor iPack is fully aligned with the latest recommendations issued by the ICAO Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART), and with the guidance developed jointly by ICAO, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other contributors in the UN aviation agency’s new Manual on Testing and Cross-border Risk Management Measures (Doc 10152). “This initiative has greatly benefitted from the continuous feedback which we’ve been receiving from our Member States through our COVID-19 monitoring and coordination platforms [...]

2021-07-10T16:44:36+03:00July 10th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS, Uncategorized|

Azul Announces Pricing of Offering of Senior Notes

Source: Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A, Azul S.A., “Azul”, announced today that its affiliate company, Azul Investments LLP (the “Issuer”), has priced an offering of US$600 million aggregateprincipal amount of 7.250% Senior Notes due 2026 (the “Notes”) in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) (“Offering”). The Notes will be guaranteed by the Company and Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. and the Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes. The Issuer expects to deliver the Notes on or about June 15, 2021. The Offering is being conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in Rule 144-A of the Securities Act of 1933, as [...]

2021-06-15T12:56:01+03:00June 15th, 2021|AIRLINES, News, Uncategorized|

Delta works with NIKE, Inc. to donate $1 million in unused tickets

Source: Delta Air Lines After a challenging year, NIKE, Inc. and Delta have worked together to make an unprecedented donation totaling more than $1 million in equivalent Delta ticket value to help three worthy nonprofit organizations provide aid in disasters and conflict areas around the world and advance equality through empowerment programs. Due to a significant reduction in business travel caused by COVID-19, NIKE found itself with more than $1 million worth of unused tickets. Aligned with its commitment to building community and driving positive impact in communities around the world, NIKE partnered with Delta to donate the equivalent of the unused tickets’ value in the form of Universal Air Travel Plan cards to Direct Relief, International Medical Corps and [...]

2021-05-17T19:37:14+03:00May 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

FAA Statement on Wearing Masks in Airports and On Planes

Source: US FAA The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) remind the traveling public that at this time if you travel, you are still required to wear a mask on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. CDC guidance is clear that fully vaccinated people are safe to travel and can resume travel.

2021-05-15T08:50:59+03:00May 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|

ICAO Council President lauds Eastern Caribbean approach to aviation recovery

Source: ICAO The regional collaborative approach achieved by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will contribute to an accelerated and sustainable recovery of the aviation sector, ICAO Council President Mr. Salvatore Sciacchitano remarked during a ministerial meeting that took place virtually yesterday. The Ministerial Meeting on the Strengthening of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) and the Safety and Security Oversight Systems of the Eastern Caribbean ICAO Contracting States focussed on the authority’s role in assuring regional air transport safety and security performance. Collaborative safety and security oversight approaches are critical for many countries in the world today, permitting them to cost-effectively pool their resources and share responsibilities. In the Caribbean, the pandemic and recent tragic eruption on [...]

2021-05-01T00:48:57+03:00May 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Walsh Takes the Helm at IATA

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Willie Walsh has officially taken on the role of Director General of the organization. He succeeds Alexandre de Juniac.  “I am passionate about our industry and about the critical work that IATA does on behalf of its members, never more so than during the COVID-19 crisis. IATA has been at the forefront of efforts to restart global connectivity, including developing the IATA Travel Pass. Less visible but of equal importance, airlines continue to rely on IATA’s financial settlement systems, Timatic and other vital services to support their day-to-day operations. I am grateful to Alexandre for leaving behind a strong organization and a motivated team. Together, the IATA team is absolutely [...]

2021-04-02T00:21:02+03:00April 2nd, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS, Uncategorized|

ICAO encourages liberalization and innovation to spur West African aviation pandemic recovery

Source: ICAO Speaking yesterday to the virtual Ministerial Meeting on Enhancing Air Transport Connectivity and Growth in West Africa, ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano and Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu emphasized how liberalization and innovation remain key to the region’s optimized and sustainable air connectivity. On the topic of liberalization, President Sciacchitano highlighted in his keynote address to the participants to the event, which was hosted  by Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Aviation and the International Partners for Aviation Innovation and Sustainability (iPADIS), that “the restoration of air connectivity is nothing short of vital for the 15 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) member countries’ 308 million people, and for their many businesses which rely on cross-border travel.” He also emphasized [...]

2021-03-20T01:05:01+02:00March 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Tenerife to host debate on the new tourism industry model during Aviation-Event 2021 Tenerife

Source: Aviation-Event   The president of the Tenerife Cabildo, Pedro Martín, closed the intense day of work in which the board of directors of the meeting on connectivity and tourism (taking place the 11th of June) determined the content of the presentations to be given by 200 experts from airlines, tour operators and the media, all related to connectivity.   The President of the Cabildo of Tenerife, Pedro Martín, announced that Aviation-Event will make Tenerife the centre of the debate on the tourism industry next June. He did so after a day of intense work by the meeting's board of directors, made up of important figures in the fields of aviation, airports and tourism and it sets the agenda for [...]

2021-03-26T17:35:42+02:00March 12th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS, Uncategorized|

Azul Reports February 2021 Traffic

Source: Azul Azul S.A., “Azul”, (B3: AZUL4, NYSE: AZUL), the largest airline in Brazil by number of cities served and flight departures, announces today its preliminary traffic results for February 2021. Domestic passenger traffic (RPKs) increased 4.6% compared to February 2019 on a domestic capacity increase (ASKs) of 9.3%, resulting in a load factor of 78.6%. “We began 2021 in a strong position, confirmed by our February traffic results. The next couple of months will be challenging, with weak seasonality and the second wave of the pandemic. Therefore, we are adjusting our service offering accordingly and will continue to monitor the situation. Still, Brazil is moving forward with its vaccination efforts, and we are confident we will gradually see improved [...]

2021-03-09T20:36:40+02:00March 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|