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Category: Regulator

EU airlines to soon pay high taxes for contributing to carbon emissions

Airlines in Europe will soon have to start paying additional taxes for significant contribution to carbon emissions and air pollution, as part of the European Commission’s Green Deal. Proposed early last year, the EU will begin phasing out emission allowances for airlines, which will be officially announced 14 July, according to an unidentified source who

EU, Italian regulators greenlight new carrier ITA

Brussels and Rome also decided the new airline would not carry the debts of its bankrupt predecessor, Alitalia, which received billions in state aid. 

FAA tells Boeing 777X won’t be certified until 2023

The revelation was contained in a letter to the planemaker obtained by Reuters, which outlined why the aircraft was not ready to receive its crucial Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) Readiness clearance.

Prolonged grounding prompts additional safety inspections on A320 family aircraft

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has penned a safety directive stipulating additional checks for Airbus A320 family aircraft, following reports of faulty cockpit readings, suggesting potentially blocked sensors, after aircraft had been grounded over the pandemic. Industry experts have long warned that planes being parked and temporarily removed from service for longer than

UK follows Europe in Airbus-Boeing dispute truce with US

The UK and US have struck a deal to settle the continuous trans-Atlantic Airbus v Boeing tensions, suspending tariffs and subsidy disputes that have stunted civil aircraft trade for over a decade. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss and US Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Thursday agreed to suspend retaliatory tariffs for an additional five years

FAA issues mandate for additional 737 MAX MCAS inspections

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released a mandate ordering all Boeing 737 MAX jet operators to conduct additional inspections on its automated flight control system, MCAS. In December 2020, Boeing issued a recommendation that all MAX jets were required to be re-inspected if they had reached 6,000 flight hours, however, the FAA have

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