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  • Open skies formally begins between the EU and Canada


    A comprehensive open aviation agreement between Canada and the European Union has taken effect today now that the sides...


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  • Open skies formally begins between the EU and Canada

    News | 17 Dec 2009 17:43 | Megan Kuhn

    A comprehensive open aviation agreement between Canada and the European Union has taken effect today now that the sides have formally signed off on the deal. It...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Open-skies-formally-begins-between-the-EU-and-Canada-336348/
  • EU creates landmark 'open aviation area' pact with Canada

    News | 09 Dec 2008 14:28 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <p>European Union and Canadian negotiators have sealed a comprehensive open aviation agreement between the two sides, designed to complement the EU-US transatlantic...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EU-creates-landmark-open-aviation-area-pact-with-Canada-319918/
  • IATA calls for "urgent action" to change regulatory environment

    News | 02 Jun 2008 09:11 | Nicholas Ionides

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>IATA is calling for “urgent action” to be taken by governments to radically restructure the air transport regulatory environment in the face of crippling oil prices.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Director general and CEO Giovanni Bisignani said in his state of the industry address at the association’s annual general meeting in Istanbul today that in particular the bilateral system of air services agreements needs to be eliminated.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>“Re-regulation or re-nationalisation is not the right answer. But it may be the only one unless we change the rules of the game. The Chicago Convention and its technical standards are not the issue. The bilateral system is the phttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IATA-calls-for-urgent-action-to-change-regulatory-environment-313164/
  • Accidents/incidents for 2007

    News | 07 Jan 2008 11:18 | David Learmount

    Fatal events involving illegal interference with the safety of aircraft 23 March Transaviaexport Ilyushin Il-76 (EW-78849) Mogadishu, Somalia 11 11 TO The...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Accidentsincidents-for-2007-220648/
  • Two steps to Latin liberalisation

    News | 23 Oct 2006 23:00

    <P>In a diplomatic breakthrough involving four nations, Brazil's GOL has gained fifth freedom rights between Chile and Argentina and between Chile and Peru. Under this new authority GOL has already launched Buenos Aires-Santiago flights and plans to add Lima-Santiago service in November.</P><P>Coincidentally, four Central American nations have agreed to treat flights between them as "domestic" for purposes of assessing airport user charges. This accord between El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, which also calls for relaxed customs and immigration controls, is seen as a step toward transforming Central America into a single aviation market.</P><P>Insiders, however, warn against leaping to conclusions about Latin America suddenly embracing liberalisation. They note Costa Rica and Panama, two key players in any move toward Central American integration, have not signed the new treaty on "domestic" flights. And the common denominator in GOL's new fifth freedoms is Chile, the rhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Two-steps-to-Latin-liberalisation-210175/
  • Solution to 'blue ice' valve testing problem

    News | 16 Jun 1999 23:00

    <p>To some people living under the approach paths of busy airports, the sky really is falling. </p> <p>'Blue ice' is the euphemistically-named substance formed when leaks from aircraft toilets freeze at altitude. As an aircraft begins its descent, lumps of ice can break off - hurtling towards earth and thus an obvious hazard. </p> <p>Already buildings have been damaged by lumps of ice weighing up to 45kg (100lb), and the US Federation Aviation Administration has issued airworthiness directives (ADs) to try to solve the problem. The ADs initially applied to the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and Boeing 727 and, over time, have taken in other aircraft. In recent months ADs have also been issued for the Boeing 747. </p> <p>Leakage </p> <p>The regulations require that toilet-drain and flush-fill valves are regularly tested for any leakage of sewage. </p> <p>Until now, this testing has been a costly and time-consuming process. Aaxico Industries has developed the Blister (from 'Blue Ice Testerhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Solution-to-blue-ice-valve-testing-problem-52863/