The Finnish Transport Safety Agency announces that an operating authorization for air services between Helsinki and Moscow is available.
A Pilotage Exemption Certificate (PEC) may, under section 7 of the Government Decree on Pilotage (246/2011), on application also be granted for a vessel which does not substantially differ in size, technical arrangements or safety management systems from the vessel for which the PEC is granted or has been granted earlier.
The Finnish Consumer Agency and the Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi remind air passengers of their rights concerning delays. Passengers who in the past three years have claimed standard compensation from an airline for a flight delay but have not received payment due to an on-going legal process should resubmit their claim.
The revised MARPOL Annex V will enter into force on 1 January 2013, but its entry into force in Finland will be delayed. Ships sailing on international voyages should, however, also take the international regulation into account.
The anniversary of international civil aviation is celebrated again on 7 December 2012. The International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO was established 68 years ago (7.12.1944) as a specialised agency of the United Nations to promote the safety and regularity of international air transport.
Comments on the airport operator Finavia’s application concerning noise-related operating restrictions at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport have been submitted to the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) by some 30 different operators. Opinions were received from airline companies, other airport users, authorities and individual citizens.
The National Traffic Police, the Finnish Transport Agency, the Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi and the Meteorological Institute want people to pay attention to wintertime traffic safety. What can be done this winter to achieve a safe and smooth flow of traffic? What can we do to avoid multiple-vehicle collisions? How can bad winter conditions be predicted? Will the railway traffic run more smoothly than in the last few years? What must ferry passengers take into account in winter?
As of 1 November 2012, the Finnish Transport Safety Agency will switch over to the new telephone numbering system jointly used by all Finnish government services. The new number for Trafi’s switchboard is 029 534 5000. When calling from abroad, please add Finland’s country code +358 and leave out the zero: +358 29 534 5000.
The airline Air Finland Ltd has cancelled all of its flights as of 26 June 2012. According to the company's own announcement, it intends to file a petition for bankruptcy.
The State level agreement between Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Norway leading to the establishment of the North European Functional Airspace Block (NEFAB) was signed on 4 June in Tallinn.
The European Aviation Safety Agency EASA is in the process of developing its system of aviation regulations. This will also bring changes to Finnish pilot licences – but only after a transitional period.
The first four parts of the new provisions concerning pilots and cabin crew (Commission Regulation (EU) No. 1178/2011) were published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 25 November 2011. These provisions are complementary to the Basic Regulation 216/2008 defining EASA’s competence.
The Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) and the Swedish Transport Agency have jointly compiled guidelines on the application of the Finnish-Swedish Ice Class Rules (TRAFI/31298/03.04.01.00). The Guidelines contain:
The electronic service is available from Monday 14 November. The data concerning flight operations in year 2011 must be reported to the Finnish Transport Safety Agency by 27 January 2012. The duty to report applies to flight operations carried out with aircraft in Finnish registry.
On 30 August 2011 the Transport Ministers of Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Norway gave a strong statement of their willingness and commitment to continue the process leading to the establishment of the North European Functional Airspace Block (NEFAB).