Aviation And Morocco Earthquake Relief Efforts

The tragic earthquake that has struck Morohas devastated significant parts of the country and killed and injured thousands of people. As part of the international relief effort, the aviation industry is playing a vital role, in the rapid delivery of humanitarian aid to Morocco. IATA’s Regional Vice-President for Africa-Middle East, Kamil Al-Awadhi, expressed condolences of […]

Decarbonizing the aviation industry – Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels launches Canada’s first roadmap for SAF

The Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (C-SAF) launches a roadmap today detailing its policy framework, its priority actions, and the next steps to ensure that the Canadian aviation sector remains competitive as it transitions to a net-zero future by 2050. The roadmap was written by lead author Bentley Allan, and was developed in collaboration with […]

Reforms Needed to Attract / Retain Ground Handling Talent

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for holistic reforms to manage the long-term need for a stable talent base for the ground handling sector. Thousands of ground handling staff left the aviation industry during the pandemic. Now as aviation ramps up, the severe shortage of skilled ground handlers is shedding light on the need […]

Nature-inspired wing demonstrator completes wind-tunnel tests

Airbus has completed wind-tunnel testing of its eXtra Performance Wing demonstrator in its quest to quickly test and accelerate new technologies that will decarbonise the aviation industry. The eXtra Performance Wing project, launched last September, takes inspiration from nature to improve wing aerodynamics and performance that is intended to be compatible with any future aircraft […]

Aviation industry welcomes UK easing of Omicron testing requirements

Airlines and airports have welcomed the UK government’s announcement that it is to lift testing and self-isolation requirements temporarily imposed in late November to combat the spread of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19. UK prime minister Boris Johnson today said that with Omicron prevalent in the UK, the measures are having a “limited impact” […]

American celebrates 75 years at Los Angeles International Airport

This week, American Airlines celebrates the 75th anniversary of the first commercial departure — operated by American — at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The airport, known at the time as Los Angeles Municipal Airport, was developed more than 20 years before launching commercial air service. American and three other carriers shifted a portion or […]

ACI and IATA call for urgent industry-wide support to underpin recovery

Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reinforced the urgent call for governments to use testing as a means to safely re-open borders and re-establish global connectivity and to prevent the systemic collapse of the aviation industry with non-debt generating financial support. The dual measures would protect countries from the […]

Green Recovery of Air Transport a Priority for Industry Leaders

Despite the current crisis facing the global aviation industry, its commitment to pursuing sustainability remains strong, particularly as the sector starts to recover. Speaking at the Global Sustainable Aviation Forum, industry leaders reiterated that long-term climate action should be a priority alongside economic recovery in the coming years. Executive Director of the cross-industry Air Transport […]