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Ruta Burbaite
Fatal airline accidents on decline, 2019 preliminary data shows

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released the latest, preliminary data for the 2019 safety performance of the commercial airline industry, indicating a decrease in worldwide fatal accident rate compared to the gloomy 2018 statistics. As of December 2, 2019, there were six fatal accidents, which resulted in the deaths of 227 passengers and crew, as well as 10 fatalities on the ground....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Boeing 737 MAX return question caught in FAA reputation crisis

As Boeing nears the end of the 737 MAX software update, the question remains whether aviation authorities will follow the FAA’s example in clearing the aircraft to fly again ‒ as it is a custom in the industry. The discussions and speculation on the topic has intensified in the last week, as global authorities gathered to the ICAO tri-annual assembly session on September 24, 2019. While media reports indicate that regulators authorities are...


Clement Charpentreau
France to introduce a “green tax” on aviation

The French government will implement an eco-tax of 1.50 to 18 euros on air tickets from 2020. The tax will be applied to all flights departing from French airports, except for connecting flights and those to Corsica or French overseas territories....


IATA AGM SEOUL Live
IATA downgrades 2019 financial outlook to $28B

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) downgrades its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry as fuel prices rises and world trade “substantially” weakens. It now expects th...


IATA GMD
IATA launches turbulence information sharing tool

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched its Turbulence Aware data resource, which augments an airline’s ability to forecast and avoid turbulence by pooling and sharing (in real time) turbulence data generated by participating airlines. ...


IATA GMD
Aviation death rate climbs to 500 in 2018

“Safety improvement is a marathon with no finish line,” says Gilberto Lopez Meyer, IATA senior vice president of Safety and flight operations....


IATA GMD
Incidents on board becoming more common & more serious

Unruly passenger incidents are not only increasing, but also becoming more serious, IATA warns. In 2017, one incident was reported every 1,053 flights, while a year earlier one incidents was reported per 1,424 flights....


IATA GMD
IATA on Brexit: uncertainty remains

As there are still no consensus in UK parliament on the current Brexit deal and with the March 2019 deadline approaching fast, aviation industry is in uncertainty....


Ruta Burbaite
Exclusive with IATA: adapting VR and AR technology in training

New technology encourages to rethink training processes and learning experience, especially when it comes to adaptation of VR and AR in training. At Air Convention 2018, Kim Kian Wee, Assistant Director of Training and Innovation at IATA, talked to Rūta Burbaitė from AeroTime about the introduction of new innovative solutions in training and how it can be enhanced with the use of VR and AR.  ...


AeroTime Team
AeroBrief | Unseen planes in skies of Europe and Saudi Arabia

What’s up in the skies on November 14, 2018? Riyad-based Flynas received the first A320neo of Saudi Arabia. An USAF jet crashed during training. IATA sees the passenger growth slowing down in September. The expansion of Dubrovnik airport resumes after the end of high season. Spanish Binter will be the launch operator of the Embraer E2 in Europe....