UK Civil Aviation Authority signs post-EU exit air safety agreement with the Federal Air Transport Agency

Source: UK CAA The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA) have today (12 October 2021) signed a Temporary Arrangement on air safety. The FATA is legally assigned as the Civil Aviation Competent Authority in the Russian Federation and the CAA is legally assigned as the Competent Authority in the UK. The Temporary Arrangement allows UK and Russian manufacturing organisations to continue without interruption their business relations in supplies of parts and spares, retaining the arrangements in place before the UK's departure from the European Union (EU). It also allows for both sides to negotiate a more detailed and broader working arrangement in the nearest future. For the CAA, the Temporary Arrangement is one of [...]

2021-10-13T05:29:46+03:00October 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Mark Paslawski named WestJet Group as Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Secretary

Source: WestJet WestJet announced that Mark Paslawski is joining WestJet, as Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Secretary. Reporting to Executive Vice-President, External Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, Angela Avery, Mark will oversee the legal affairs of the WestJet Group. “We are delighted to welcome Mark to WestJet’s external affairs and legal team,” said Angela Avery. “Mark is an experienced and accomplished leader with a strategic and proven understanding of business management who will bring a unique and instrumental energy to the WestJet Group and his team.” Mark is joining WestJet after 14 years with Calfrac Well Services Ltd., where he served as Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for 10 years, and then transitioned to Vice-President, Corporate Development in 2017. Prior [...]

2021-10-13T04:42:06+03:00October 13th, 2021|AIRLINES, News, Uncategorized|

2022 Edition IATA Manuals Reflecting Vital Industry Standard Updates now Available

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has completed the annual revision of its air transport industry manuals for cargo, ground handling, and operations. These provide guidance to all companies in the aviation value-chain to ensure compliance with the latest state and airline regulations, industry trends as well as best practices. More than 350 updates have been made to the 2022 editions of the various manuals to reflect the changes and incorporate the modifications brought about by COVID-19. Key stakeholders in the aviation value chain – such as airlines, airports, ground service providers, freight forwarders, shippers, and manufacturers among others – rely on the IATA guidelines to ensure robust and efficient operations. The IATA Manuals are based on the [...]

2021-09-21T17:12:21+03:00September 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Austrian Airlines offers more scheduled flights to holiday destinations

Source: Austrian Airlines In the coming summer season, Austrian Airlines will be offering a selection of charter destinations that are currently available via Austrian Holidays as scheduled flights. The destinations Antalya, Catania, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Keflavik and Mykonos, which were part of the domestic airline’s charter program this year, can now be booked as regular Austrian Airlines flights for the summer season 2022 (Palma de Mallorca is already available as a scheduled flight for the winter season 2021/22). Flights to Málaga and partly also flights to Naples have been changed to scheduled flights already.   This adjustment enables closer integration with the rest of the Austrian Airlines route network. All customer benefits of the Austrian Airlines range of scheduled [...]

2021-09-08T16:48:10+03:00September 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Aeromexico Announces Non-stop Service Between Mexico City And Tegucigalpa

Source: Aeromexico The airline will increase its seat offer between Mexico and Honduras by 43%. At an event held at the Palmerola International Airport, led by the Constitutional President of the Republic of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez; Aeromexico announced that as of December 2, it will connect Mexico City and Tegucigalpa directly with three weekly flights, representing a 43% increase in its total monthly seat capacity between Mexico and Honduras. The route will be operated with Embraer 190 aircraft on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Tegucigalpa is a city with a great architectural, cultural and gastronomic offer. As the capital of Honduras, it has become a reference for tourism, and thanks to this new flight, the travel experience will be more [...]

2021-09-08T13:55:54+03:00September 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

FAA Fines Against Unruly Passengers Reach $1M

Source: US FAA The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed another $531,545 in civil penalties against 34 airline passengers for alleged unruly behavior, bringing the total for 2021 to more than $1 million. Since Jan. 1, 2021, the FAA has received approximately 3,889 reports of unruly behavior by passengers, including about 2,867 reports of passengers refusing to comply with the federal facemask mandate. Today’s fines are part of the agency’s Zero Tolerance campaign against unruly passenger behavior. Earlier in August, the FAA sent a letter (PDF) to airports requesting they coordinate more closely with local law enforcement to prosecute egregious cases. The FAA does not have criminal prosecutorial authority. The letter also requested that airports work [...]

2021-08-19T18:54:02+03:00August 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Aeromexico announces nonnstop service between Cancun and São Paulo

Source: Aeromexico As of December 15 to April 17, 2022, Aeromexico will launch seasonal service between Cancun and São Paulo with three weekly flights and operated with its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline has offered service to Brazil for more than two decades, and this new route will increase the carrier’s total monthly seats offer between both countries by 43%. “For the Mexican Caribbean, this flight represents the increase not only of international air connectivity but also the growth of one of our strategic markets: Brazil. The launch of this route will allow us to shorten the distance with South America, strengthening the tourist reactivation in which we have worked in a gradual and orderly manner”, said the Governor [...]

2021-08-17T17:46:25+03:00August 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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|