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U.S. Downgrade of Mexico Air Safety ‘Not About Aeromexico,’ Delta Says

The expected U.S. downgrade of Mexico’s aviation safety rating is not about the safety of Delta Air Lines Inc’s partner Aeromexico and will have little impact on customers, Delta’s president said on Tuesday. The planned downgrade by the U.S. Federal …

NTSB Calls for More Safety Oversight of Air Tour Operators

Federal safety officials are making another push for stricter oversight of air tour operators and hot-air balloon rides after several deadly crashes in recent years. The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday asked the Federal Aviation Administration to raise safety …

Aviation Reinsurance Rates Rise by Up to 250% – Report

LONDON — Aviation reinsurance rates rose by up to 250% at the key Jan. 1 renewal date, broker Willis Re said in a report on Monday, with the market still reeling from the impact of Boeing 737 MAX crashes two …

Rusty Pilots Making Flying Errors Is Next Aviation Headache

On Sept. 15, an Indonesian flight carrying 307 passengers and 11 crew to the northern city of Medan momentarily veered off the runway after landing, sparking an investigation by the country’s transport safety regulator. It found the pilot had flown …

Airline Crews Report Jetpack Flier Near Los Angeles Airport

LOS ANGELES — The Federal Aviation Administration and the FBI said Tuesday they are investigating reports from airline pilots that someone was flying in a jetpack as they approached Los Angeles International Airport to land last weekend. “Two airline flight …

Business News: Charles Taylor, Verisk and Starr Aviation

Charles Taylor Expands Marine Technical Services Insurance services company Charles Taylor has expanded its marine technical services offering by integrating Bowditch Marine, Pilot Marine and the marine surveyors of Charles Taylor Adjusting U.S. As of April 1, the adjusting team …

Major Commercial Plane Crash Deaths Worldwide Fell by More than 50% in 2019

WASHINGTON — The number of people killed in large commercial airplane crashes fell by more than 50% in 2019 despite a high-profile Boeing 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia in March, a Dutch consulting firm said on Wednesday. Aviation consulting firm …

Father Whose Family Died in Ethiopian Plane Crash to Brief Congress

NAIROBI — Before flying to Washington to climb the steps of Congress and testify to a crowd of aviation experts and lawmakers this week, Paul Njoroge spent a desolate weekend packing away toys his children would never play with again. …

Airlines Urge Regulators to Return 737 Max to Service

Airlines on Thursday urged global regulators to coordinate on measures needed to bring the grounded 737 MAX jetliner back into service, as Boeing grappled with a new technical glitch and investors sold shares of suppliers over fears of more disruption. …

Munich Re Tool Allows Fast Post-Disaster Damage Assessments

Munich Re had teamed up with a unit of the National Insurance Crime Bureau to offer insurance carriers an analytics tool that can quickly assess property damage after natural catastrophes and speed up claims payments. Roman Buegler, head of Munich …