Crashes involving Airbus Group NV helicopters used for North Sea oil operations have led a U.K. regulator to demand upgrades to new and existing models, with flights in “the most severe conditions” barred outright.
India’s aviation regulator needs to demonstrate it understands the technology behind new aircraft and it has the resources to ensure airlines follow safe practices, the U.S.Federal Aviation Administration said.
India had its airline-safety ranking downgraded by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration after the South Asian nation failed to find enough officials to ensure safe operation of flights, putting the country on a par with Zimbabwe and Indonesia.
The United Arab Emirates, home to the world’s largest airline by international traffic, is reviewing a more unified approach on how the Gulf region manages its air space as delays become more commonplace amid booming travel.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration cut India’s safety ranking for the first time citing a failure to meet requirements, a move that could thwart local carriers’ expansion to the world’s biggest aviation market.
A new Syrian airline plans to start flights from the war-torn country to other Mid-East destinations by mid-March, betting that peace talks due to start tomorrow in Switzerland will deliver a more stable operating environment.
Manchester Airports Group plans to pitch its London Stansted low-cost hub to a host of long-haul carriers over the next 18 months in a bid to broaden the appeal of an asset that spurred first-half earnings 78 percent.