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Irresponsible drone flying can have severe consequences

5/17/18, 3:07 PM

Professional air traffic operators (ANS Finland, Finavia, Finnair, Norra, the Finnish Pilots' Association Safety and Security Committee and the Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi) express their serious concern over the development of the safety of flying drones.

New flight routes can be opened from Finland to Argentina, Chile, Kenya and Tanzania

12/11/17, 3:00 PM

Winter tips for air transport operators flying to airports in the north

12/8/17, 1:25 PM

Airports in northern Finland experience extremely severe conditions in the winter, placing great demands on pilots and operators alike. The Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi and Finavia have jointly published a bulletin to help operators who have little experience in operating at airports in winter conditions.

ICAO Bulletin on flight safety recommendations over the Baltic Sea

12/4/17, 9:00 AM

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has, on 1 December 2017, issued a EUR OPS Bulletin providing recommendations for operations in international airspace in the Baltic Sea region. The recommendations were prepared in an expert group meeting for flight safety over the Baltic Sea, hosted by Finland and chaired by Chief Adviser Kari Siekkinen of Trafi.

There are technical problems with our e-services

11/24/17, 10:00 AM

The service has technical problems. Fault-finding and repair work is in progress. We regret any inconvenience caused.

European drone experts scan the future in Helsinki

11/21/17, 9:00 AM

Drone experts from all over Europe are gathering to Helsinki today and tomorrow, 21–22 November 2017, for the main European event on unmanned aviation. The High Level Conference on Drones discusses the future development in the field, integration of drones into airspace, and the new commercial opportunities that drones can offer.

Check aircraft information based on the registration number using e-Services

10/23/17, 9:00 AM

Trafi is constantly improving its services. With the newest service, you can easily check information of any registered aircraft and its airworthiness based on the registration number.

Changes to the Rules of the Air

10/13/17, 8:00 AM

The standardised European rules of the air (SERA) have been changed. The changes made are applicable as of 12 October 2017 and must be taken into account in flight operations.

Operating Authorizations for Air Services between Finland and China are available

10/6/17, 12:00 PM

The Finnish Transport Safety Agency announces that an operating authorizations for air services between Finland and China (Chongqing, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Xi’an as well as Rovaniemi-Beijing) are available.

My e-Services may experience technical problems

9/25/17, 6:00 PM

Due to maintenance work there may be brief interruptions in access to our e-services,

A 10-year extension for aeronautical VHF radio equipment and channel spacing conversion

9/12/17, 3:40 PM

Droneinfo mobile application to help drone pilots fly safely

7/18/17, 11:45 AM

The Droneinfo mobile application of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) gives information on prohibited or restricted areas, altitude restrictions, other drone pilots and the weather conditions concerning flying model aircraft (drones) easily accessible. The application helps drone pilots find safe flying locations and provides guidance for flying safely.

Portable electronics can be taken on board flights to the USA as usual

7/3/17, 3:00 PM

The EU and the USA have agreed that taking laptop computers and tablets into passenger cabins on flights to the United States will continue to be permitted. The operating model is global and applies to all flights to the USA.

No drone zone signs to be put up in Naantali – no fly zone covers Naantalinsalmi and its surroundings

7/3/17, 9:00 AM

Signs will be used to indicate no drone zones in Helsinki

6/19/17, 10:00 AM

Air Transport Agreement between Finland and Iran

6/16/17, 8:00 AM

Finland and Iran negotiated an air transport agreement on 12-14 June 2017.

Baltic Sea flight safety meeting agreed on new recommendations to increase flight safety

6/1/17, 5:00 PM

The Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) organized an expert meeting on flight safety over the Baltic Sea in cooperation with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) from 31 May to 1 June 2017. The aim of the meeting was to agree on finalizing the proposals of the previous meeting in early March and turn them into recommendations. A tangible proposal for the publication of operational procedures in compliance with good aviation practice was made. Preliminary consensus on the use of transponders was also achieved.

Trafi hosts another meeting on flight safety over Baltic Sea

5/26/17, 1:35 PM

Baltic Sea flight safety meeting decided to prepare new recommendations to improve safety

3/2/17, 5:20 PM

The flight safety meeting concluded that the recommendations issued in 2015 have led to positive developments at the Baltic Sea.

Trafi hosts a meeting on flight safety over Baltic Sea

2/21/17, 3:00 PM

An expert meeting about the safety of flights over the Baltic Sea area will be organised in Helsinki on 2 March 2017 in co-operation with the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO. The meeting will be chaired by Chief Adviser Kari Siekkinen of Trafi.

Winter tips for air transport operators flying to airports in the north

2/10/17, 3:00 PM

Airports in northern Finland experience extremely severe conditions in the winter, placing great demands on pilots and operators alike. The Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi and Finavia have jointly published a bulletin to help operators who have little experience in operating at airports in winter conditions.

Drones increasing in popularity – information on professionals available on Trafi website

11/30/16, 3:00 PM

The operator of a remotely piloted aircraft must notify Trafi before commencing operations. So far, almost 1,000 operators have submitted a notification of using remotely piloted aircraft for aerial work.

Evolving transport requires bold initiatives and bold actors

10/14/16, 8:00 PM

“The transport sector is undergoing huge changes. Digitalisation, automation, the sharing economy and new services are transforming transport markets all over the world,” said Kari Wihlman, Director General of the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) at the Trafi 2016 stakeholder event at Finlandia Hall today, 14 October 2016.

New flight routes possible from Finland to India, Turkey, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, the Dominican Republic and Mauritius

10/30/15, 3:00 PM

New aviation regulation on the use of unmanned aircraft and model aircraft

10/9/15, 8:00 AM

Operating Authorizations for Air Services between Finland and China are available

9/15/15, 2:00 PM

The Finnish Transport Safety Agency announces that an operating authorizations for air services between Finland and China (Chongqing, Guangzhou and Xi’an) are available.

Trafi hosts international meeting on “dark” flights over the Baltic Sea

7/3/15, 11:00 AM

The aviation authorities of the Baltic Sea states and civil and military operators held a meeting today, Thursday 7 February, in Finland. The meeting was the first of the Baltic Sea Focus Group founded by the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO. The objective of the group is to promote aviation safety in the international airspace of the Baltic Sea area as traffic volumes increase.

Finland as a model country for RPAS development

5/28/15, 1:00 PM

Unmanned aircraft systems, also known as RPAS or civil drones, are the next great step forward in aviation. They involve a huge potential for innovation. For this reason, we must respond to unmanned aircraft as a new group of airspace users.

New prohibited areas for aviation as of 28 May 2015

5/22/15, 12:00 PM

The Finnish government has, on 21 May 2015, issued a decree on four new prohibited areas for aviation. Three of the areas are located in Helsinki (Kruununhaka, Meilahti and Munkkiniemi) and one in Naantali (Luonnonmaa). The new prohibited areas extend to a height of 150 m above ground or sea. The changes enter into force on 28 May 2015.

New round of consultations on Finavia’s application for noise-related operating restrictions at Helsinki Airport

2/12/15, 4:00 PM

The processing of Finavia’s application for noise-related operating restrictions at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is at its final stages. However, Trafi has received some complementary and more specific material during the application process – for instance, the noise abatement objective for the airport has been defined. For this reason, an additional round of consultations is arranged for everyone with an interest in this matter.