EASA Strengthens Medical Requirements for Pilots

EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) published last 15 Aug. a set of proposals to the European Commission for an update of the rules concerning pilots’ medical fitness. It as part of its Action Plan following  the Germanwings Flight 9525 accident. These rules are contained in so-called Part-MED, which covers aviation safety rules related to the medical aspect and fitness of air crews. Released Read More

New CAA Report Rates Airports on Quality of Assistance for Passengers with a Disability or Reduced Mobility

30 UK airports assessed on how well they support passengers with a disability or reduced mobility New CAA report shows that UK airports provide a high quality of assistance 10 airports rated ‘very good’ and only one airport was rated poor CAA committed to driving improvements through its new performance framework, the first of its kind Read More

Airlines’ Revenue Estimation – Why Airports Just Cannot Afford to Do It Wrong

Several Airports are using estimations of airlines’ revenue to sharpen their marketing efforts and to better prepare for periodic consultation meetings with airlines. By identifying revenue opportunities for their customers, airports can better direct their marketing activities towards prospects that are likely to benefit from increased revenue. What is more, the insight they gain will Read More

Ryanair Gains Almost 2,000 Extra Flights For October Holidays Across Europe

Ryanair, an Irish low-cost airline headquartered in Swords, Dublin, Ireland, with its primary operational bases at Dublin and London Stansted Airports, added almost 2,000 extra flights across its European network for the October holidays, offering customers even more low fare getaways, with almost 350,000 additional seats now on sale. UK customers and visitors can choose from Read More

Japan Airlines Has Launched A JAL Doctor Registration System

Japan Medical Association (JMA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) has launched JAL Doctor Registration System last February 2016. Doctors with Medical Doctor Qualification Certificate issued by JMA can make a registration in this system beforehand. The purpose of launching this system is to promptly provide a suddenly sick passenger with first aid by the registered doctor on Read More

U.S. Department of Transportation Bans the Use of Electronic Cigarettes on Commercial Flights

On February this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a final rule that explicitly bans the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights. This ruling applies to all scheduled flights of U.S. and foreign carriers involving transportation in, to, and from the U.S. The Department took a practical approach to eliminate any confusion between tobacco cigarettes Read More

Episode 6 of ITIJ TV

This episode looks at the effects of the Zika virus on the travel insurance industry, and features an interview with Dr Charlie Easman, medical director at Your Excellent Heath Service, and Dr Cai Glushak, medical director at AXA Assistance USA; plus we announce the categories for the 2016 ITIJ Industry Awards. Watch it here.