- ICAO Encourages Bizav Engagement, Flexible Rules[Apr. 28, 2017]
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is continuing to highlight a need for the business aviation community to remain engaged stakeholders on a global platform and reiterated a willingness to work with the community to help in the adoption of regulations that are better tailored for non-commercial operations. Stephen Creamer, director of the Air Navigation Bureau for ICAO, recently pushed for a "call to action" for business aviation engagement during his recent appearance before the business aviation community at the ABACE 2017 show in Shanghai, China, saying it is a key step to preserving access in an increasingly crowded and complex global airspace. At the same time, Creamer also stressed the need for industry stakeholders and individual states alike to increasingly adopt rules that are more flexible and tailored business and general aviation operations. ICAO is willing to work with industry to help make that happen, he said.
- General Electric Wins US$670 Million Aircraft Engine Maintenance Contract: Pentagon[Apr. 28, 2017]
- U.S. Airlines Overhaul Overbooking after United Fiasco[Apr. 28, 2017]
The backlash against the rough removal of a United Airlines passenger to make room on a crowded flight has opened a divide in the U.S. industry over how to manage flight overbooking, with some renouncing the practice and others offering richer incentives to give up seats.
- Africa's RwandAir Replaces CEO, Launches London Gatwick Services[Apr. 28, 2017]
- Chicago O'hare Security Chief Fired Weeks after United Flub[Apr. 28, 2017]
The head of security at Chicago's airports has been fired, just weeks after a passenger was dragged from a United Airlines plane by security officers at O'Hare International Airport.
- German Airlines Scrap Post-Germanwings Two-Person Cockpit Rule[Apr. 28, 2017]
German airlines will scrap by June 1 a rule that two people must be in the cockpit of a plane at all times, introduced after the Germanwings crash of March 2015, the BDL airline association said on Friday.
- British Airways Staff 'Forcibly Restrain' Passenger with Cancer on Jamaica Flight[Apr. 27, 2017]
- United Airlines Makes Major Policy Changes to Regain Customer Trust[Apr. 27, 2017]
United Airlines is making a number of policy changes aimed at improving customer service and CEO Oscar Munoz has issued another public apology for the incident on flight 3411 in which a passenger was dragged off an aircraft to make way for a crew member.
- Ryanair Wins European Social Insurance Case[Apr. 27, 2017]
- Pratt PW1100G Performance Not Satisfactory, Says Airbus CFO[Apr. 27, 2017]
Airbus continues to reserve judgment on any progress Pratt & Whitney has made in resolving several production problems plaguing its PW1100G turbofan, as deliveries of Pratt-powered A320neos remain stunted and the first Pratt-powered A321neo sits undelivered more than four months after certification. Out of an expected 200 A320neo-family deliveries by the end of the year, Airbus shipped only 26 during the first quarter, including the first CFM Leap-1A-powered A321neo, signaling a significant "backloading" of the 2017 delivery profile.