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AACO approves resolutions on EU competition regulation and security

The Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) has green-lighted the following resolutions during the 50th AGM: Resolution on competition issues in relations with the EU: Regarding the European Commission’s (EC) proposal for a regulation rescinding EU regulation 868/2004 on upholding fair competition in air transport, AACO urged EU institutions to deliberate observations on the EC proposal forwarded by some Arab parties, including AACO, to the EC and EU Parliament. AACO called …

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Air Passenger Duty to harm global air connectivity after Brexit, says report

Air Passenger Duty is likely to damage air connectivity on a global scale after Brexit, according to a recent report. A study conducted by an Independent Transport Commission think tank proposes that air tax should be amended with alternative fiscal measures or removed entirely right before Wednesday’s budget. The report takes a closer look at the economic contribution of aviation and the significance of airport connectivity to spark a highly …

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Air Zimbabwe working to gain EU certification

Air Zimbabwe is endeavoring to resolve certification issues with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) with the goal of finally resuming operations into the European Union. Air Zimbabwe halted operating flights to London in 2012 and has been blacklisted, along with four other carriers, for failing to properly resolve several safety concerns that were raised by the EASA during their audits. Other airlines that were impacted by the EASA mandate …

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China and EU agree to recognize each other’s aircraft product-safety standards

China and the European Union (EU) have consented to recognize each other’s aircraft product-safety standards, a month after Beijing agreed to an identical agreement with the United States. The agreement is taking effect by the end of next year, said China’s Civil Aviation Authority. China has been in talks with the EU and the U.S. for several years in a bid to get its aviation standards accepted by international regulators. …

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IATA pushes for Heathrow Airport expansion and clarity on post-Brexit issues

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appealed to UK authorities to improve its air connectivity by directing their efforts on a “cost-effective expansion” of Heathrow Airport and by obtaining clarity on post-Brexit issues. IATA Director General and Chief Executive, Alexandre de Juniac, remarked, “In building the post-Brexit world, the prosperity of the UK will depend on the strength of its connectivity, links with Europe and the rest of the …

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

By www.sesarju.eu 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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Word war ensues between Ryanair and Ukraine after collapse of deal to launch new air routes

Ryanair and Ukraine continued to exchange verbal jabs following the collapse of a deal to launch new air routes to one of Europe’s biggest nations. However, the man tasked with sparking a new round of talks on Ukraine’s behalf remained hopeful and argued that a deal is “still on the table” and he expects Ryanair to be operating in the country next year. “Ryanair are still negotiating and I fully …

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Tunisia reveals they are in talks with EU for “open skies”

Tunisia’s Tourism Minister, Selma Elloumi Rekik, said that the country is on the cusp of negotiating an open skies agreement with the European Union. “Open skies are important for tour operators because they will have their own aircraft and it will be cheaper for them [to fly to Tunisia]. It will also make Tunisia more attractive to low-cost carriers,” the Tourism Minister said while speaking from the World Travel Market …

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Nepal’s aviation safety issues to be discussed at European Commission meeting

Nepal’s aviation safety issues will be the subject of discussions at the Aviation Safety Committee meeting of the European Council (EC) on November 13-15 in the Belgian capital of Brussels. To be examined at the meet is the progress made by the country’s airlines and its civil aviation authority. According to Rajan Pokhrel, the Deputy Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), the EC had let them …

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