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Global Aviation Facing Critical Issues; Conclude Panelists at 20th World Routes Development Forum

Monday, September 22, 2014
By George Hatcher

Renowned panelists in the first panel discussion at the 20th World Routes Development Forum, which was held in Chicago on September 21, concluded that the global aviation industry is currently facing 5 critical challenges. As per the results of live polling moderated by BBC World News presenter, Aaron Heslehurst, the delegates regarded infrastructure as... »

#MH17 Public Statements

Thursday, July 17, 2014
By George Hatcher

FROM THE FAA: On the evening of July 17, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a Notice to Airman (NOTAM) prohibiting U.S. flight operations until further notice, in the airspace over eastern Ukraine, due to recent events and the potential for continued hazardous activities. The restricted area includes the entire Simferopol and Dnepropetrovsk flight information... »

Air Malta Renews IOSA Registration

Saturday, June 14, 2014
By George Hatcher
Air Malta Renews IOSA Registration

The IATA operational safety audit (IOSA) registration of Air Malta has been renewed, after an IATA- approved audit organization conducted thorough audit of its facilities. IOSA, which comprehensively evaluates the policies, procedures and correct implementation in all departments including security management, flight operations, organisation and management system, operational control and flight dispatch, cabin operations,... »

IATA Members Seek Measures to Deter Unruly Air Passenger Behavior

Friday, June 13, 2014
By George Hatcher
IATA Members Seek Measures to Deter Unruly Air Passenger Behavior

In the recently held 70th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), IATA members unanimously passed a resolution focused on effectively deterring and managing the issue of unruly behavior of air passengers. In the resolution, IATA members prompted government and industry to join hands to develop a balanced set of... »

IATA Releases 2013 Commercial Aviation Safety Performance Statistics

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By George Hatcher
IATA Releases 2013 Commercial Aviation Safety Performance Statistics

International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released the 2013 commercial aviation performance statistics. According to IATA, more than 3 billion people enjoyed safe air travel last year, through 36.4 million flights. 81 air accidents happened throughout the year, out of which 16 were fatal. The total fatalities in commercial aviation accidents were 210, as... »

IATA Press Release Talks about African Safety

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
By George Hatcher
IATA Press Release Talks about African Safety

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on public and private stakeholders to work together to address critical priorities to enable aviation to do more to drive economic growth in Africa. “Aviation supports 6.7 million jobs and some $68 billion of economic activity in Africa. Those numbers are impressive but I am convinced aviation... »

IATA Says Last year was the safest in aviation history

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
By George Hatcher

In a speech at the AVSEC World in New York, the director of IATA, International Air Transport Association, Tony Tyler, said “The industry’s 2012 record safety performance was the best in history. Each day approximately 100,000 flights arrive safely at their destination.3 billion passengers flew in 2012. There were six crashes and 75 accidents,... »

What’s Wrong with the EU Ban?

Monday, September 17, 2012
By George Hatcher

International Air Transport Association’s Tony Tyler is clear and constructive in his criticism of the EU Ban as he holds the floor during IATA Aviation Day in Kazakhstan. (13 September 2012) “Let me be clear: the banned list is a misguided approach. It does little if anything to improve safety. There is no transparency—no... »

IATA Checkpoint of the Future

Monday, June 13, 2011
By George Hatcher

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) unveiled the first mock-up of a Checkpoint of the Future, designed to enhance security while reducing queues and intrusive searches at airports, using intelligence-driven risk-based measures. IATA’s Checkpoint of the Future is being shown to delegates attending the Association’s 67th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport... »

Nama Goes Digital GPS

Monday, February 28, 2011
By George Hatcher
Nama Goes Digital GPS

Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) is moving to the satellite-based navigation framework known as WGS84″. IATA has been contracted at a cost of ?360 million. The Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS is carried out through the World Geodetic System 84 (WGS84) survey. The federal government will bear the cost of 22 airports controlled by... »

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