BQB Lineas Aereas temporarily suspends operations
May 01, 2015
Uruguayan-based airline, BQB Lineas Aereas, had officially suspended operations on the 11th of April 2015, after the airline cited that it had insufficient funds to maintain operations. However, shortly after suspending operations, the airline reported that it had signed an acquisition agreement with Bolivian-based airline, Línea Aérea Amaszonas. As a result of this agreement, BQB Lineas Aereas will be wholly acquired by Amaszonas, which will then use the airline to expand its South American operations. While it could not be immediately verified, initial reports indicate that BQB will eventually be entirely amalgamated into the Amaszonas mainline operation.

ICAO identifies ‘Significant Safety Concerns’ in Thailand’s civil aviation regulator
May 01, 2015
ICAO has reportedly raised ‘Significant Safety Concerns’ (SSC’s) during a recent audit of Thailand’s civil aviation regulator, the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA). The audit was undertaken as a part of ICAO’s Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP), which reviews the standards of the civil aviation regulators of member states to ensure that they adhere to internationally recognised standards of oversight. The DCA of Thailand now has a 90 day period in which to rectify the SSC’s, after which time ICAO will make public its findings.

US Airways and American Airlines merge on to a single Air Operator Certificate
May 01, 2015
The U.S. civil aviation regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has officially granted a single Air Operators Certificate (AOC) to US Airways and American Airlines. As a part of the two airlines’ merger agreement, US Airways has now been placed onto American Airlines’ AOC, making the airline a single operating entity. American Airlines has now become the largest airline in the world, with a current fleet of over 960 aircraft.


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