TWG Congratulates India on Retaining IASA Category 1 Status

Posted on May 30th, 2023

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on April 12, 2023, that India will retain its Category 1 rating pursuant to its most recent performance on an audit under the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program. India was last assessed in July 2018. Between 2014 and 201…

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President Biden proposes new Flight Delay and Cancellation Compensation Rule

Posted on May 9th, 2023

President Biden held a press conference on May 8, 2023 regarding a proposed new regulation for how airlines should handle compensation for flight delays and cancellations. Also present at the press conference was Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who in a statement released this morni…

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The International Air Transport Association Launches the Focus Africa Initiative

Posted on Apr 10th, 2023

On April 3rd, 2023, the International Air Transport Association’s (“IATA”) Director General, Willie Walsh, announced IATA’s Focus Africa Initiative. IATA has structured this initiative to serve six key areas of African Aviation: safety, infrastructure, connectivity, finance & distribution, sust…

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Senate Hearing on the Aircraft, Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act

Posted on Mar 13th, 2023

On March 8th, 2023, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation conducted a hearing to interview Billy Nolen, Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, on implementation and oversight of the Aircraft, Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act (Pub. L. 116-26…

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Cabin Fire on United Airlines Flight

Posted on Feb 9th, 2023

Tuesday morning, February 7th, 2023, a United Airlines flight departed San Diego International Airport and soon needed to return due to an external battery pack catching fire onboard. The fire occurred in the cabin of the plane, a Boeing 737, United Airlines 2664, and sent four passengers to the ho…

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FAA Extends Aircraft Registration to 7 Years for All Aircraft

Posted on Jan 31st, 2023

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a final rule on January 18, 2023, extending the validity of aircraft registration from three to seven years. Effective January 23, 2023, all registration certificates are valid for a period of 7 years from the date of issuance. The final rule appl…

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