IATA Predicts More Profitability For Global Aviation In 2018 Jan 10, 2018 IATA forecast for 2018 sees strong air traffic growth and profitability, calls for more supportive government policies. Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority Considers Mandatory Notification Jan 10, 2018 After incidents, Nigerian safety board tightens MRO compliance standards for operators. FAA Notice Clarifies Affirmative Approval Requirements Jan 10, 2018 The FAA attempts to clarify phrases “acceptable to” and “accepted by” in federal regulations. ATEC Report Suggests Opportunities For Broadening A&P Pipeline Jan 10, 2018 Recent report from ATEC outlines new outreach efforts to students and veterans to address technician shortage. Canadian Safety Board Recommends Broader Drug, Alcohol Testing Dec 07, 2017 After review of 2015 accident, Canada recommends drug and alcohol testing for all workers in safety-sensitive roles, including MRO. Lufthansa Technik Urges Regulatory Change To Ease Global Operations Nov 30, 2016 EASA also calls for regulatory flexiblity “to accommodate new business models and technology” without compromising safety.