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First-ever airplane CO2 emission standards to be announced by EPA

The Environmental protection agency (EPA) is set to announce their new airplane emissions standards that will bring the US in line with international norms set by the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)....


Qatar Airways demands $5 billion from blockading countries

Qatar Airways demanded $5 billion from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Egypt as compensation for the blockade they have imposed on the country of Qatar, preventing the carrier from using their airspace....


UN top court rules in favor of Qatar over blockade dispute

The International Court of Justice, the highest court of the United Nations, ruled in favor of Qatar in a quarrel opposing the country to Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt. The neighboring countries that imposed a full blockade on Qatar since 2017 will now be judged by the International Civil Aviation Authority Council....


African aviation leaders call for a coordinated Industry restart

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International - Africa (ACI Africa) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Regional Offices for African States ha...


How Iran changed course on Flight PS752 shootdown

After three days of denial, the Iranian authorities eventually admitted that the crash of the flight PS752 was due to a mistake from the country’s military. Their responsibility in the death of 176 people, including 82 Iranians, sparked a wave of protests in Tehran....


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...


Billions wasted: Mexico mega-airport axed by controversial vote

Mexico will not have its new super-hub in Texcoco after all. The decision was taken after a controversial public consultation, which stopped the airport project mid-construction....


Air cargo needs modernization, says ICAO

Air freight volumes will grow at a healthy rate of 4.2 per cent annually through to 2032, but only if current air cargo modernization continues to be robustly and cooperatively pursued by governments and industry, according to ICAO...


ICAO releases 2018 safety report

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) observes a general trend of lower number of fatal accidents and fatalities over the past ten years, according to the findings in its 2018 edition of its Safety Report....


Aviation fuels: building the future

Fuel is one of the major problems air transport as an industry faces. In fact, it is the main cost and perhaps the biggest challenge to the future of the industry which, according to experts, is "destined to grow as nobody else in the next few years."...