FAA proposes draft B-737 Max Training only for US carriers & registered aircraft only

The FAA has released a flight standardisation boardreport relating to B-737 Max pilot training. Soon after, an addendum was issued too. While FAA has clearly stated that the training required in the FSB is mandated for US air carriers & US registered aircrafts, other aviation authorities must take their own action for the return of the B-737 Max.Question, will the Indian regulator follow a systematic process of change management and not be rushed into the re-entry process? Will the FSB report adopted in toto and will the regulators draft training requirements be put out for public comments?
The key highlights are quoted below from the FAA website as of 7th Oct 2020:While this is an important step, several key milestones remain:Final Design Documentation and Technical Advisory Board (TAB) Report – The FAA will review Boeing’s final design documentation to evaluate compliance with all FAA regulations. The multi-agency TAB will also review the final Boeing submission and issue a f…

ICAO dashboard estimates Asia/Pac losses due COVID19 at $42.7 Billion in year 2020 Jan-May

Global revenue loss
AvoBanter by Amit: ICAO dashboard estimates losses due COVID19 at $42.7 Billion in year 2020 Jan-May

ICAO,COVID-19 Air Traffic Dashboard 

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted the operations of air carriers, airports and air navigation service providers (ANSPs). ICAO has published data for the inductry to monitor the real impact and take decisions accordingly.
It is imperative for States, industries and all stakeholders to have reliable information and tool to monitor and assess the evolving impact of COVID-19 and leverage key indicators to make informed, data-driven decisions.

ICAO, using ADS-B Flight aware data and the ICAO Enterprise Data Management (EDM), has worked jointly with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of Turkey to develop interactive dashboards to monitor four aspects of the impact of COVID-19 on civil aviation.

  • Operational impact: impact on the number of flights, seats offered, for passenger and cargo flights segmented into international and domestic operations.
  • Economic impact: impact on the revenues of air carriers, airports and ANSPs.
  • Aircraft utilization: aircraft utilization and grounded aircraft by aircraft category.
  • Country-pair traffic: level of flights at the country-pair level on weekly basis.
Revenue Loss Asia/Pacific

Operational impact Asia/Pacific

Losses per region
Asia/Pacific losses

Global breakdown
Global Losses

Region wise
Region wise losses


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