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European aviation: Challenges, strategy and the Single European Sky agenda

By In anticipation of the forthcoming Digital Transport Days in Tallinn, Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport at the European Commission, and Chair of the Administrative Board of the SESAR Joint Undertaking, considers the evolving complexities of European aviation – growth, capacity, safety, security and the environment. In this interview, he points to SESAR‘s ongoing initiatives and deployments as key to the digitalisation of the air traffic management …

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UK: Lobbying for slashing of Air Passenger Duty intensifies

Representatives from the aviation and travel sectors have found themselves on the same side as they joined forces to lobby for the slashing of the Air Passenger Duty in this month’s budget. They pushed their campaign for reducing the air tax in half to the Treasury and Number 10 Downing Street with the help of MP Grant Shapps. The A Fair Tax on Flying crusaders forwarded a letter signed by …

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South Korea: Government to discuss plans for aviation safety

A public hearting would be conducted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in Seoul to discuss a comprehensive plan for aviation safety. The Ministry is set to formulate a five-year policy that would manage safety issues in a bid for more organized measures with long-standing perspectives. The initial plan, that would cover the years 2018 to 2022, would have six key strategies that incorporate establishing data-based safety management, …

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European Aviation Safety Agency proposes that new aircraft types meet CO2 standards

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) wants new aircraft types and those already in production to meet separate CO2 standards. The EASA proposal would see newly-designed aircrafts to meet a CO2 standard from January 1, 2020 while those being produced comply with a different one from January 1, 2023. The goal of these is to incentivize the integration of the updated fuel efficiency technology into aircraft designs, and to tackle …

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