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United States airlines express concern over slow development of aviation rules post-Brexit

United States carriers have expressed their desire for the UK to hasten negotiations regarding aviation regulations so that passenger and cargo flights to Heathrow, Stansted and other airports will continue to operate smoothly post-Brexit. Airlines for America (A4A), an aviation body whose members include United, American Airlines and FedEx, says the multibillion pound traffic in both directions will be compromised unless politicians focus on the impact Brexit will have on …

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European Commission to ensure that Ryanair flight cancellations are compliant with EU legislation

The European Commission (EC) has vowed that it would ensure that the 50 daily cancellations by low-cost carrier Ryanair are carried out in compliance with European Union legislation. Ryanair recently announced that it had plans to cancel 50 daily flights over the next six weeks. The reason? To improve timekeeping – a result of air traffic controller strikes, inclement weather and pilot and cabin staff holidays – as these have …

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MEPs to limit exemption from EU ETS of flights to and from Europe

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted to restrict the exemption from the European Union Emissions Trading System of flights going to and coming from Europe until 2021, until further investigation on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) global offsetting measure dubbed as CORSIA is completed. Sustainable transport group Transport and Environment (T&E) regarded this vote as significant to preserving European climate goals. MEPs also recommended a number of amendments …

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Member of European Parliament makes case to back single Global Aviation Emissions Trading Scheme to plenary

After getting massive support from the European Parliament’s Transport Committee in June 2017 to ‘Stop the Clock’ on the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme for aviation, Conservative Transport Spokesman, Jacqueline Foster MEP moved the debate to the floor of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In a speech at the European Parliament about the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) debate, Foster had this say: “President, colleagues. First, I would like …

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Transport disruptions loom as UK, EU face Brexit ‘cliff edge’

By Zoran Radosavljevic | EURACTIV.com Unless Brexit negotiators reach a transitional deal by September next year, both the UK and the EU face a “cliff edge” scenario with serious disruptions in air, railway and maritime traffic, industry sources have told EURACTIV.com. UK and EU negotiators are currently butting heads over the ‘big three’ issues in the Brexit talks – the divorce bill, Northern Ireland and citizens’ rights – and discussions on other matters …

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European Union gears up to make emissions-trading system Brexit-proof

The European Union has formulated a proposal that would make its emissions-trading system – considered to be the largest in the world – immune to possible supply unrest in the event the UK removes itself from the region’s carbon market as part of Brexit. The European Parliament is set to vote on the proposal that would keep companies and airlines in the EU Emissions Trading System using carbon allowances issued …

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Virgin Atlantic convinced an Anglo-US deal would be struck post Brexit

Virgin Atlantic strongly believes that Britain would have a bilateral arrangement for transatlantic flights after it leaves the European Union. Virgin Atlantic’s Chief Executive Craig Kreeger expressed his conviction that the UK would not cut itself off from the rest of the world, air connectivity—wise. “I have a lot of confidence that what we’ve seen this year is an indication of the fact that the UK is not going to …

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EU gives go signal for German financial assistance for insolvent Air Berlin

Anti-trust regulators of the European Union have given the green light to plans by the German government to provide Air Berlin a temporary bridging loan that is essential to keeping the insolvent carrier operational until it is broken up and purchased to investors. The loan, which amounts to 150 million euros (178.76 million dollars) would facilitate the “orderly wind-down” of Air Berlin “without unduly distorting competition,” the EU Commission said, …

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Ryanair Chief Executive reveals major expansion plan but issues concern over lack of aviation deal post Brexit

Ryanair has announced major expansion plans for its UK services next summer but expressed concern that unless a post-Brexit aviation treaty is come to, “there will be no flights” after March 2019. Ryanair will connect Stansted with Frankfurt, presenting a challenge to British Airways and Lufthansa. It will also fly to Weeze in western Germany, close to the Dutch border. Other routes will serve Aalborg in Denmark, Oradea in Romania …

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European airlines lobbying for restrictions on UK airlines in Brexit talks

European airlines are asking for restrictions on UK airlines’ ability to operate in the European Union unless the government retracts in negotiating stance. Air France, KLM and Lufthansa all signed a position paper that asserted that no access to the internal aviation market should be granted without “full regulatory convergence”, including “recognition of the competence” of the European Court of Justice. The developments comes during a time when Ryanair Chief …

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