After airline seats have crept closer together and narrower in recent decades a US Congress panel has proposed legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to determine the minimum size that airlines must provide.Read more
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has just issued an update of its Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to provide the public with notice regarding CBP’s plans to use personally identifiable informa,
The law in the US still prohibits tourist travel to Cuba, but a dozen other categories of travel are permitted, including family visits, official business, journalist visits, professional meetings and educational and religious activities.Read more
In stripping it of the Category 1 rating it received in 1997, the FAA said Thailand's civil aviation authority failed to meet "minimum international standards."Read more
British Airways flights are cancelled up to and including 14 January and Easyjet services to the Egyptian resort are suspended until at least 6 January. Scandinavian Airlines informs that their flights are on hold until end of January.
According to a coroner probing the death of an Edinburgh pilot, frequent fliers and aircrews are risking their health by breathing in toxic fumes inside aircraft cabins.Read more
Joining a growing number of airlines, Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda has banned the transport of shark fins and other shark products on their aircraft. The airline’s commitment represents a major step in curbing the global shark fin trade.Read more
The government wants interim targets leading up to 2020, and targets on clean energy in new homes, to be optional. It also points out that the targets on aviation are pointless while there is uncertainty over the use of biofuels.
Meanwhile, green groups are furious at what they believe is part of an on-going campaign to water down renewables legislation.
The UK has already signed up to an EU target to have 20% of Europe's energy from renewable sources by 2020. That target applies to fuel, as well as electricity.Read more