On March 6, ICAO adopted a new aircraft CO2 emissions standard. ICAO is good at creating standards, but not well suited to enforcing them. It will be interesting to see whether the criteria will be enacted.
The FAA plans to help the nations of the Caribbean grow their aviation competence and responsibilities over a period of ten years, which is a challenge for both the Bahamas government and the FAA to develop the human resources and technology.
The ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Program auditors are coming to India in March, 2017. They were last there in 2012 when it was determined that the DGCA qualified as one of the thirteen worst Civil Aviation Authorities around the world.
In 2015, we predicted what would happen in the aviation industry during 2016… Were we correct? We’d give ourselves an acceptable A-.
All 17 aviation safety predictions are certain to happen in 2017. Return tomorrow to see the scorecard for the JDA Journal 2016 Prognoses.
The FAA’s criteria in setting goals and choosing to support the Caribbean appear to ignore the potential economic value of this investment. The Caribbean may be a good #1 target; might not have Africa been better?
It appears that the international aviation community has reached a landmark decision on CO2 emissions. It is called the Carbon Offset and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), and the ICAO members agreed to cap the aviation sector’s emissions at the levels they will reach in 2020 and stop any increases after that point.
IATA’s statements are well-documented pleas for all stakeholders to prevent behavior of unruly passengers on board aircraft. Its specific request is for “more governments to ratify the Montreal Protocol 2014.” In spite of the repeated industry efforts, dangerous incidents have increased!