Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt and Bahrain have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and announced a land, sea and airspace blockade over terrorism support claims.
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Russia and China constitute a massive market. If the governments declare their carriers to be a captive market, it will impact the future of all aerospace companies.
Sharing and cooperation are essential to this highly connected industry. Compete on economics; collaborate on safety.
A survey on Transport Canada suggests their inspectors have not been fully trained. The FAA would be well advised to see what might have been done better.
EASA participated in an international effort and cooperation with the FAA to reorganize the CS-23/Part 23 in order to revive certified general aviation.
Aviation safety in EU and Canada is generally ranked as being the US’s equal, yet similar to the US, there is constant negative press about aviation.
Europe is partnering with South Asia to meet the opportunities and challenges of the region, while the FAA is focusing on the Caribbean to increase airport safety and certification.
ICAO is an important deliberative body for setting global standards, but since its members are also subject to those standards, they are not as good at compelling compliance.