Statement from President Joe Biden After Signing FAA Reauthorization Act

The bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization is a big win for travelers, the aviation workforce, and our economy. It will expand critical protections for air travellers, strengthen safety standards, and support pilots, flight attendants, and air traffic controllers. It also builds on my Administration’s efforts to improve the travel experience for airline passengers, affirming the [...]

Over 100 Fume events reported by the Aviation Herald in 2023

The last one of the year was Austrian Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration OE-LBK performing flight OS-9506 from Tenerife South,CI (Spain) to Vienna (Austria), dispatched under minimum equipment list requirements with the #2 bleed air system de-activated due to fumes. The aircraft departed Tenerife and was about 30 minutes into the flight when again fumes (smell of [...]

Blumenthal & Garamendi Lead Introduction of Bicameral, Bipartisan Bill to Protect Airline Passengers & Crew from Toxic Cabin Air

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – 29/3/22, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced the bicameral, bipartisan Cabin Air Safety Act to protect commercial airline passengers and crew from toxic cabin air. Air in aircraft cabins can become contaminated by engine exhaust, fuel fumes, de-icing fluids, and ozone entering the cabin through the [...]

‘Canary’ Sensor Trial To Commence In Qtr 1 2023

VN-ADS are launching their inflight sensor trial in Qtr 1 2023 in-line with the FAA's test programme timings in Kansas. National & International Airlines  will be invited to sign up for the trial on a 'first come - first served' basis with a maxim number of 10 participants in the trial.      

A 2nd Round £600K EIS Raise with HMRC Advanced Assurance Still Open

The first ADS sensor prototype development has progressed very well through the last few months. Independent validation of the sensor by The National Physical Laboratory is imminent, pending NPL personnel availability during the current Pandemic workplace restrictions, and final design of the mass manufactured model will follow after extensive field-testing over the next few months. The technology is now looking [...]

Flight Attendants Cheer 10 Hours Rest, No Calls or Knives on Planes, Air Quality Initiative, and Numerous Other Safety Priorities in FAA Reauthorisation Bill

NEWS PROVIDED BY Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA)  13:33 ET WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines represented by the Association of Flight Attendants–CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), today cheered the passage of a five-year FAA Reauthorization Bill including a 10 hour minimum rest provision to combat Flight Attendant fatigue. The bill includes more Flight Attendant [...]

US Senator Moves to Amend FAA Section 2315 Aircraft Air Quality Code

Richard “Dick” Blumenthal the senior United States Senator from Connecticut moves an amendment to improve the safety of air supply on commercial aircraft. His amendment to title 49 of the United States Code regarding authorisation of appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) seeks funding to include under Section 2315 Aircraft Air Quality the following: [...]

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