Articles tagged “icao”

Watchdog Group Asks Whether Laptops in Cargo Hold Create a Safety Risk

Watchdog Group Asks Whether Laptops in Cargo Hold Create a Safety Risk

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The Flight Safety Foundation asks a sound question. Is it safe for passenger airliners to transport hundreds of laptops in the cargo hold? Security authorities, who are more concerned about terrorism than spontaneously combusting batteries, have downplayed the issue. But it's a genuine concern.

2 years ago

The UN’s Aviation Arm Is Trying to Regulate Airline Emissions

The UN’s Aviation Arm Is Trying to Regulate Airline Emissions

Mathew Carr and Joe Ryan, Bloomberg

With airlines already responsible for 2 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, it is time for the industry take action to support the environment.

2 years ago

Airline Groups Seek Crackdown on ‘Rogue’ Lithium Battery Shipments

Airline Groups Seek Crackdown on ‘Rogue’ Lithium Battery Shipments

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

Governments need to crack down on unsafe shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries because leaving it all up to the airlines, which don't want to publicize any safety lapses, will accomplish nothing.

3 years ago

Global Aviation Group Pushes Back Against UN Airport Security Plan

Global Aviation Group Pushes Back Against UN Airport Security Plan

Allison Lampert, Reuters

The ICAO has such a poor track record of getting regulations into place that this is really just worry about a concept that will never come to fruition.

3 years ago

Robots May Solve the Global Air Traffic Controller Shortage

Robots May Solve the Global Air Traffic Controller Shortage

Angus Whitley and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

So-called remote towers could be an elegant solution to staffing the air traffic control towers of countries like India, which is experiencing massive growth in air travel.

3 years ago

UN Panel Calls for Emissions Limits on Passenger and Cargo Planes

UN Panel Calls for Emissions Limits on Passenger and Cargo Planes

Joan Lowy and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press

Despite critics from both sides, the only reasonable way to deal with the destructive effects of plane travel are tighter standards on planes — we know carbon credits are no fix. Fares may need to go up, and consumers will have to deal with the realities of the environmental impact.

3 years ago

Aviation Industry Pursuing Flight-Tracking Options After Malaysia Airlines Incident

Aviation Industry Pursuing Flight-Tracking Options After Malaysia Airlines Incident

Marisa Garcia, Skift

In the wake of the Malaysia Airlines MH370 incident, the global aviation industry doesn't have to start from scratch, but has numerous enhanced flight-tracking options in development.

5 years ago

Global Pressure Forces European Union to Limit Emissions-Cutting Scheme

Barbara Lewis, Reuters

Threats of a trade war from the U.S. and China have caused the EU to scale back its proposal and soften the requirements on European airlines as well as international carriers. Even if an interim solution is reached, the rules of the game will likely change before a worldwide standard is enforced in 2020.

5 years ago

UN Assembly Proposes Emissions Rule That Exempts 84 Percent of Countries

UN Assembly Proposes Emissions Rule That Exempts 84 Percent of Countries

Valerie Volcovici, Reuters

Allowing such a large number of countries to essentially ignore the first round of carbon-cutting measures sets up a dangerous precedent for when an industry-wide standard is introduced in 2020. Critics may be addressing a critical policy weakness or just trying to buy time.

5 years ago

EU Concessions on Plane Emissions Avert Global Carbon Trade War

EU Concessions on Plane Emissions Avert Global Carbon Trade War

Charlie Dunmore and Tim Hepher, Reuters

This decision is a tough blow for climate change but an even tougher one for the EU, which has been struggling to hold on to its diplomatic power on the international scene following hit after hit to its economic stability. It lost a bit more of that power today.

5 years ago