Leave it to the Regulators?

The aviation industry indeed has its own unique set of risks and challenges that requires specific rules to ensure safety and good outcomes for all stakeholders. It is also true that excessive rules and regulations can have adverse effects on the industry itself. In our article ‘The Pilot Shortage – Getting “Help” From The FAA…’, we discussed this at length with regards to the FAA helping with the pilot shortage by providing new guidance through regulations and rules, showing how this might do more harm than good. Nonetheless, it is clear that structure is needed within the industry. Yet, we may want to guard against excessive rule-making and regulations, less we have unintended negative effects that benefit few or no one.

TSA Administrator Says New Cyber Requirements in the Works for Aviation Industry

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The administrator of the Transportation Security Administration said the White House is following a similar approach to how it crafted cyber requirements for the oil and gas pipeline industry following the 2021 Colonial Pipeline attack in crafting guidelines for the aviation sector. The administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, said Wednesday that the agency would deliver new cybersecurity requirements for the aviation industry “in the not-too-distant future.”

By Chris Riotta | Government Executive

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U.S. proposes rules to advance flying taxi operations

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Nov 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday proposed new rules that would help pave the way for commercial air taxi operations by around the middle of the decade. Electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) have been touted as flying taxis that could be the future of urban air mobility. The low-altitude urban air mobility aircraft has drawn intense interest around the world as numerous eVTOL companies have gone public.

By David Shepardson | Reuters 

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Aviation Industry Seeks 5G Deadline Extension

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The end of the year brings the deadline for air carriers to retrofit their fleets to protect them from interference from 5G C-band wireless service. According to a coalition of top aviation stakeholders, however, supply chain challenges have made it impossible for the industry to meet that deadline. The group of nearly two dozen aviation companies and organizations, which includes Embraer, Boeing, Airbus, and the International Air Transport Association, is asking for an extension of the December 2022 deadline for smaller regional aircraft and July 2023 for large transport aircraft.

By Meg Godlewski | Flying Magazine

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New Rules For International Passengers Arriving In India

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New Delhi: The self-declaration forms for Covid vaccination that had to be filled in by incoming international passengers on the Air Suvidha portal, will no longer be necessary, the government has said. The decision will come into effect from midnight. A notice from the Civil Aviation ministry this evening read, “In the light of sustained declining COVID-19 trajectory and significant advances being made in COVID-19 vaccination coverage both globally as well as in India, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued revised ‘Guidelines for International Arrivals”.

By NDTV News Desk

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