UN AGENCY

  • Pilots must have regular medical check-ups: UN agency March 27, 2015

    Montreal: Pilots must have regular mental and physical check-ups, the UN world aviation body has said, after it emerged that a Germanwings first officer deliberately crashed his plane killing all 150 on board. All pilots are required to "undergo a periodic medical examination (by a doctor who is trained in aviation...
  • Dreamliner batteries should not ship with passengers: UN agency February 14, 2013

    The United Nations' aviation watchdog said on Wednesday it is suspending a shortlived waiver that let airlines ship the batteries behind the grounding of Boeing Co's new Dreamliner planes as cargo on passenger planes. The change to the International Civil Aviation Organisation's safety standards is temporary, pending investigations into problems with...