Civil aviation

July 3, 2012 - 5:20am

Opponents of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) were heartened last month when the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced it expects to have a draft proposal on how to mitigate carbon dioxide from aircraft by next March.

ICAO Secretary-General Raymond Benjamin said on June 18 that the governing council of the United Nations body that oversees civil aviation worldwide would discuss “market-based measures” to reduce emissions the following week.

June 28, 2012 - 9:28am
Eyjafjallajökull volcano

A special group established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in response to the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland in April 2010 has released a series of practical tools and recommendations to “significantly” mitigate the effect of future volcanic events on international aviation operations, ICAO announced on June 26.

June 3, 2012 - 3:50pm
J.J. Green

The heads of six general aviation groups last month strongly rebuked a report by a Washington, D.C.-area radio station that alleged GA is the “Achilles Heel” of aviation security. “We are concerned because the report treats issues that were raised and addressed 10 years ago as if they are new, and because it fails to make any mention of the myriad, multi-layered changes to general aviation security that have taken place since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks,” they said.

May 22, 2012 - 4:10pm

The FAA released the results of an 18-month study on general aviation airports last week that “highlights the pivotal role [they] play in our society, economy and the entire aviation system.”

May 13, 2012 - 2:50pm

TAG Aviation (Stand 7020) was awarded the European Business Aviation Association’s prestigious Platinum Safety of Flight Award for 2012 yesterday. The award recognizes a European operator that surpasses 100,000 flight hours without incident or accident.

May 5, 2012 - 5:50am

After years of frustration, India’s business aviation community is hoping that a new report due to be published in April will trigger a sea change in government policy toward the industry. A team of representatives from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation is preparing for business and general aviation in India a blueprint that is expected to form the foundation for a more transparent and consistent approach to both regulating and stimulating the industry.

May 3, 2012 - 1:55am

“All of aviation, including general and business aviation, as well as the airlines, is working together really well to continually improve the environment,” NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen declared last month during opening comments on a panel discussion about the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme. But he quickly added, “We are also working together to fight wrong-headed environmental regulations that don’t work.”

May 1, 2012 - 12:15am

Just a few years ago, no one in the aviation safety business anywhere on earth would have seriously asked if the FAA is losing its safety edge. For more than half a century, the FAA was the unquestioned leader in airline safety around the globe, the one all other nations looked to for leadership in setting the safety bar. 

April 16, 2012 - 4:56pm

Africa has been training pilots and other aviation professionals for decades, but never in large enough numbers to meet stringent international certification requirements for its own burgeoning aviation industry. 

April 3, 2012 - 1:20am

This summer’s London Olympics dominated the agenda at the British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) annual conference on March 6, with the group’s patron, Prince Michael of Kent, reminding members that this is an opportunity for the industry to shine. While the high-security event poses plenty of challenges, it should provide a welcome boost to a largely service-based industry that generates almost $3.2 billion for the UK economy each year.

 
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