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India’s aviation safety rating plummets following US FAA review

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced an alteration to India’s Aviation safety rating, following an assessment of India’s civil aviation authority. The revised rating of “category 2” under the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) programme, reflects the FAA’s decision that India’s civil aviation authority is not compliant with international safety standards set down by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).  This…

Aviation Update – EU ETS Developments, and the proposed de minimis exemption for non-commercial operators

Following the recent General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the European Commission has put forward a series of proposals for the amendment of the current EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and its operation from 2014 – 2020.  The proposals include further exemptions for flights to and from 3rd countries and proportionate calculation mechanisms for flights to/from EEC airspace after…