US DOT to create aviation consumer advocate position

US DOT to create aviation consumer advocate position

A little-noticed provision in the 1,200-page bill to reauthorize the FAA will create an aviation consumer advocate within the Aviation Consumer Protection Division (ACPD) of the US Department of Transportation (DOT). The new position will be charged with assisting consumers in...
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Boeing Forecasts Greatest Demand for Pilots, Technicians, Cabin Crew in Asia Pacific Region

Boeing Forecasts Greatest Demand for Pilots, Technicians, Cabin Crew in Asia Pacific Region

Boeing reports that the Asia Pacific region will have the greatest global demand for new civil aviation personnel over the next 20 years. The region is projected to account for 33 percent of the global need for pilots, 34 percent for technicians...
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Significant Growth in Aviation Jobs Expected

Significant Growth in Aviation Jobs Expected

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published the results of a global survey of Human Resources professionals in the aviation industry highlighting key challenges in talent acquisition, training and retention. Collected and summarized from t...
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Enhanced Inspection Directive Issued for Engine Alliance Airbus Fans

Enhanced Inspection Directive Issued for Engine Alliance Airbus Fans

The FAA has published an emergency airworthiness directive requiring visual and eddy-current inspection of Engine Alliance Model GP7200-series engine fan hubs. The measure, which was also adopted by the European Aviation Safety Agency, required completion of i...
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Aviation Industry to Launch UK Awareness Campaign on Consequences of Irresponsible Drinking when Travelling

Aviation Industry to Launch UK Awareness Campaign on Consequences of Irresponsible Drinking when Travelling

Travel retailers, airports and airlines have joined forces to unveil a summer passenger awareness campaign to encourage people to fly responsibly. It reminds passengers of the costs of drinking to excess when travelling by air. These include the risks of...
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Increased cooperation between the EU and the US in the field of certification

Increased cooperation between the EU and the US in the field of certification

An amendment to revision 6 of the Technical Implementation Procedures (TIP) for Airworthiness and Environmental Certification was signed by the EASA & FAA Certification Directors on Friday 22nd June 2018 at the 17th Annual FAA-EASA International Safety Con...
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Aero Gear Expands Facilities, Capabilities for New Engine Programs

Aero Gear Expands Facilities, Capabilities for New Engine Programs

The gearbox manufacturer expects to increase production output by 20% over the next year. Aero Gear has expanded its Windsor, Connecticut manufacturing facility to meet growing demand for new aircraft. The expansion includes $3 million worth of new high techno...
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ICAO Adopts Standards For Electronic Recordkeeping

ICAO Adopts Standards For Electronic Recordkeeping

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is exploring new ways to simplify the airline business. Its Paperless Aircraft Operations (PAO) initiative faces the daunting task of rethinking the way companies document maintenance activity. “The PAO seek...
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EU Plans To Ban Plastic Cutlery and Plates on Airliners

EU Plans To Ban Plastic Cutlery and Plates on Airliners

The European Commission has proposed new legislation that would ban plastic cutlery, plates, straws, and drink stirrers in an attempt to reduce the harmful effect of plastic in the oceans. Some airline industry officials, however, think the new policy will...
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Thai Plans To Extend Rolls Support In Asia-Pacific

Thai Plans To Extend Rolls Support In Asia-Pacific

Rolls-Royce’s plan to extend maintenance provision has progressed with talks to incorporate Thai Airways into its CareNetwork. Thailand’s flag carrier is looking to build on its existing MRO capabilities and become an Authorised Maintenance Centre (AMC) fo...
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