“Asia is expected to account for one third of global passenger traffic in the coming years, with millions set to enter the middle class. And despite the current turbulent economy, Airshow organisers are confident that it’s clear skies ahead.”
Writing for Forbes, Martin Rivers discusses local media reports that India’s government is getting closer to the finalizing its civil aviation policy.
Rivers writes that: “The FIA is vociferously opposed to two proposals in the draft document. First and foremost, it rejects efforts to replace India’s controversial 5/20 rule – an arbitrary regulation that prohibits domestic airlines from flying overseas until they have operated for five years and acquired 20 aircraft. Scrapping the rule would increase competition on international markets; something the FIA’s members have little desire to encourage. Second, they oppose lifting the foreign ownership cap on domestic airlines above 49%. That is a more reasonable demand, albeit one motivated by the same distaste for free-market competition.”
According to this piece from the New York Times, “The International Civil Aviation Organization, the United Nations’ aviation agency, approved the first-ever binding agreement to cover emissions for aircrafts. New efficiency standards will apply to all new commercial jets delivered after 2028, as well as existing jets produced from 2023.”
However, this standard is actually lower than what the industry is already on track to achieve in the next decade.
Ukraine’s State Aviation Museum was ranked as one of the top 14 aviation museums in the world by CNN.
The museum features over 90 exhibits, with most of the exhibited planes having been produced during Soviet times.
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. was ranked as the top aviation museum in the world.
Donna Isbell Walker writes about the Soaring Society of America Convention for Greenville Online.
The convention, held at the TD Convention Center this weekend, features more than two dozen gliders and their pilots.
According to the article, “A sailplane pilot can soar as high as 18,000 feet; any higher and the Federal Aviation Administration must grant permission, Fletcher said. The plane can reach speeds of 75 or 80 mph, travel 100 or so miles if the weather cooperates.
A pilot’s skill is an important factor in each flight, but the weather is the ultimate determinant of how and where the plane goes.”
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