New York, Geneva (AirGuide - Airline News Europe) May 9, 2010
US government told airlines that they now must consult the "No-Fly" list 2 hr. after being notified The US government yesterday told airlines operating flights to, from or within the US that they now must consult the "No-Fly" list no more than 2 hr. after being notified that a new name has been added. Previously, airlines had 24 hr. The new rule, which went into effect yesterday, is in response to this week's incident in which the man eventually arrested and charged with trying to detonate a car bomb in New York's Times Square Saturday night was allowed to board an Emirates flight bound for Dubai at New York JFK. The flight was called back to the gate and Faisal Shahzad was apprehended. May 6, 2010
Air France, Airbus French investigators are to extend the search for a crashed Air France Airbus A330 to a new location, south of the current region under examination. The decision follows new analysis by the French Navy of audio signals detected by the nuclear submarine Emeraude which was brought in to assist the search for flight AF447 days after its loss on 1 June 2009. France's Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses states that the information was originally picked up during the first phase of the search in the South Atlantic. May 6, 2010
Air France, Airbus France has found what could be the first concrete clues to the location of black boxes missing from last year's Atlantic jet disaster, but warned on Thursday there was no guarantee the breakthrough would lead to their recovery. The defense ministry said the boost had come through detailed follow-up analysis of sonar readings taken in the first few weeks after an Air France jet crashed into the Atlantic killing 228 people on June 1 last year. Finding the black boxes is seen as essential to help crash experts and relatives understand exactly what caused flight 447 to plunge into a remote part of the Atlantic during an equatorial storm on its journey from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. May 6, 2010
Iceland The Icelandic volcano's fallout continues as the shutdown of Europe's air space has triggered new calls for a unified airspace authority for the continent. Regional leaders will meet this week to discuss ways to prevent a similar shutdown. Interested parties, including aviation experts, air-traffic controllers and government officials, are calling for policies and procedures to be better defined. May 3, 2010
Icelandair Icelandair is relocating...