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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.

External consultation for 1st edition JARUS-FCL

12/12/14, 3:00 PM

Statistics on flight operations year 2014

12/5/14, 3:00 PM

Reorganisation of Finnish airspace and standardised European Rules of the Air

11/13/14, 10:00 AM

There will be a major change in the configuration of the Finnish airspace on 13 November 2014. This new airspace structure and standardised European rules of the air (SERA, EU regulation 923/2012) will be enforced simultaneously. The objectives for these major changes are the efficient use of airspace, enforcement of pan-European regulations, and the structural enhancement of the Finnish Air Force.

Smart technology and responsibility are the keys to deregulation

10/24/14, 10:00 AM

“Being a responsible actor and using information in a new way are factors that enable deregulation,” said Kari Wihlman, Director General of Trafi, at the currently ongoing State of Transport seminar in Helsinki. The new opportunities facilitated by information and new ways of leveraging the official status of the agency are already apparent in the transport system today and will increase in the future.

Operating Authorization for Air Services between Finland and Israel is available

10/22/14, 10:00 AM

The Finnish Transport Safety Agency announces that an operating authorization for air services between Finland and Israel is available.

European Aviation Safety Agency elects a Finnish chairman

9/15/14, 1:30 PM

The Finnish Transport Safety Agency's Director General for the Aviation Sector, Pekka Henttu, has been elected as the Chair of the Management Board of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This is the first time that a Finnish person has been elected to this position. The term of office is three years. Henttu will also continue in his role at Trafi.

Trafi monitors the situation at Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland

8/20/14, 1:00 PM

The Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland is showing signs of activation. If the volcano erupts and produces an ash cloud, air traffic may be affected also in Finland. The Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) is closely monitoring the situation at the Bardarbunga volcano and will provide further information as necessary.

Transport services driven by data

6/18/14, 4:00 PM

”Information has dramatically increased its role in society in recent years. Big data, mass data, very large data, raw data, open data, data analytics, digitisation...,” Trafi’s Information Director and Director General for Data Resources, Mia Nykopp, lists the various types of information that affect our lives. Trafi is actively involved in the 10th ITS European Congress in Helsinki, held on 16–19 June, 2014.

Third Country Operators (TCO) engaged in commercial air transport (CAT) operations in Europe

5/2/14, 3:00 PM

In July 2013, the European Commission adopted a proposal for the authorisation of third country operators engaged in commercial air transport in Europe. The proposed rules are called Part-TCO. Upon entry into force of the new rules, third country operators engaged in commercial air transport operations in Europe must demonstrate compliance with international (ICAO) standards to EASA.

NEFAB performance plan for reference period 2 (RP2, 2015-2019) has been published

3/5/14, 10:50 AM

The NEFAB National Supervisory Authority Committee (NSA Committee) formed by aviation authorities in NEFAB states (Estonia, Finland, Latvia and Norway) has, on 5 March 2014, published a performance plan for air navigation services for the second reference period between 2015 and 2019.

Tightened security controls at airports during Sochi Olympic Games

2/7/14, 2:00 PM

During the Olympic Games in Sochi, passengers are not allowed to bring any liquids into the aircraft cabin on flights to Russia. You may not therefore take on board the usual 1-litre transparent bag for liquid products such as toothpaste or mascara. All cosmetics and toiletries must be packed into the hold baggage.

New EU liquids regulation – same rules for passengers

1/7/14, 12:00 PM

The new EU regulation on the security screening of liquids carried in hand baggage that enters into force on 31 January 2014 will not have much effect on air travellers’ practical routines. As before, passengers are allowed to carry liquids in containers with a maximum capacity of 100 millilitres, packed in one transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than 1 litre. In addition, any baby food, medicines and liquids for special dietary requirements for use during the trip can be carried in the aircraft cabin.

Operating Authorization for Air Services between Finland and Kazakhstan is available

12/17/13, 10:00 AM

The Finnish Transport Safety Agency announces that an operating authorization for air services between Finland and Kazakhstan is available.

Report flight operations data for 2013

12/10/13, 10:00 AM