Representatives from nine civil aviation authorities, including the four major state-of-design agencies and growing global power China, have accepted invitations from the U.S. FAA to conduct a partial review of the Boeing 737 MAX certification, FAA announced Apr. 19.
The European Union (EU) plans to retaliate against the U.S.—in the long-standing dispute over state support of aircraft development—in front of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
By nominating Steve Dickson to serve as the next FAA administrator, U.S. President Donald Trump has advanced the name of a former airline pilot steeped in the NextGen air traffic control (ATC) modernization effort, who also served as a prominent opponent of spinning off the agency’s ATC function to a separate entity.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) decided Mar. 12 to suspend all Boeing 737 MAX flight operations in Europe until further notice.
European pilots are calling for an overhaul of flight time regulations after it said a new EASA and EU-commissioned study revealed that European legislation is failing to protect pilots and cabin crew from fatigue.
The EU has called on the ICAO to agree at its assembly in September to a “long-term goal” to address the aviation industry’s increasing carbon-dioxide emissions.
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill that will require all commercial aircraft operating in the U.S. be retrofitted with secondary cockpit barriers to prevent terrorist attacks similar to 9/11.
FAA is recalling aviation safety inspectors and engineers to work without pay during the ongoing shutdown of U.S. government agencies.
Britain’s aerospace industry is growing nervous over concerns that the UK Parliament may not approve the withdrawal agreement negotiated between the British government and the European Union, according to aerospace, defense, security and space trade association ADS.
A group of 35 U.S. senators have signed onto a bipartisan letter urging FAA to implement a provision from the FAA Reauthorization Bill that will enhance funding for air traffic control (ATC) facilities at rural and small airports across the U.S.