Cebu Pacific IOSA accreditation
April 01, 2018
Philippines low cost carrier, Cebu Pacific, successfully passed an IATA Operation Safety Audit (IOSA) in mid-April and was added to the IOSA registry. Airline officials announced hopes to eventually become a full IATA member. The airline joined Philippine Airlines and PAL Express as the other carriers that have gained IOSA accreditation.

Vistara IATA member
April 01, 2018
After having successfully completing an IATA Operational Safety Audit in late 2017, new Indian carrier Vistara, has gained full IATA membership in April 2018. The airline announced its membership will allow for greater collaboration in areas such as codesharing and interline agreements with other international IATA carriers.

EASA Certify A350-1000
February 01, 2018
The European Air Safety Agency (EASA) recently approved the design and usage of a higher-weight new generation Airbus A350-1000. The Rolls Royce powered, Extra Wide Body (XWB) Airbus A350 aircraft has been certified for a maximum take-off weight of 308 tonnes, with a maximum landing weight of 236 tonnes. Qatar Airways is set to be the first carrier to operate such an aircraft, with delivery expected in late 2018.


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