International Air Transport Association (IATA) News

With U.S. Leadership Grounded, Global Regulators Worry About 737 Precedent

The head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned on Tuesday that any discrepancy among global regulators over re-approving Boeing Co.’s 737 MAX for commercial flight could set a worrying precedent for future aircraft programs. The 737 MAX, Boeing’s …

Flying Is Less Safe Than It Was But It’s Not All Boeing’s Fault

Flying has become deadlier than it has been for years and it’s hard to pin it solely on Boeing Co.’s infamous 737 Max. Aircraft accidents occurred more frequently in almost every region worldwide in 2018 as the death toll climbed …

Fearing Collisions, Airlines Support Global Drone Registry

Concerned by a rise in near collisions by unmanned aircraft and commercial jets, the world’s airlines back development of a United Nations-led global registry for drones, an executive of their trade group said on Tuesday. The International Air Transport Association …

Law Enforcement Must Play Strong Role to Deter Dangerous Use of Drones: IATA

Law enforcement authorities must play a strong role to ensure there are suitable deterrents in place for those flying recreational drones to prevent danger to passenger aircraft, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Tuesday. Risks posed by the …

Airlines Debate How to Assess Pilots’ Mental Health after Germanwings Crash

Pilot screening and mental health measures aimed at preventing a recurrence of the Germanwings crash are rife with complications that will make them tough to implement, airline industry executives said this week. International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General Tony …

Willis Expert: Aviation Industry is Under-Prepared to Deal with Cyber Risks

The aviation industry is behind the curve in terms of its response and readiness to the insidious threat posed by cyber criminality whether from criminals, terrorists, nation states or hackers, according to Peter Armstrong, head of Cyber Strategy for Willis …

ACE Appoints Fedarb as Head of Travel Insurance for Eurasia and Africa

ACE Group today announced the appointment of David Fedarb to the new role of head of travel insurance for Eurasia and Africa, as it expands its insurance capabilities in a region experiencing rapid growth of international travel. Eurasia and Africa …

Malaysia Says U.N. Must Make Conflict Zone Air Risk Reporting Mandatory

Malaysia, which suffered two commercial air disasters last year after one jet disappeared and another was shot down over Ukraine, said on Monday the United Nations must make reporting of risks to airlines over conflict zones mandatory. The International Civil …

Air Crashes Set 2014 on Course to Be Deadliest Since 2005

Three fatal airline crashes in a week mean 2014 is shaping up to become the worst year in almost a decade for passenger fatalities. The crash of a McDonnell Douglas MD-83 aircraft on the fringes of the Sahara desert yesterday …

Singapore Tells Airlines to Review Conflict Zone’s Risk Assessments

Singapore’s civil aviation authority has asked airlines based in the city-state to review their risk assessment of conflict zones following the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over Ukraine last week. The deaths of nearly 300 passengers and crew …