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European Commission continues ban on Nepali airlines

The European Commission (EC) would continue to impose a ban on Nepali airlines through an updated “EU safety list.” This is the list of non-European airlines that have not met the international safety standards and would be subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. The original ban – that kept Nepali carriers from flying into the 28-nation bloc – was handed down in December 2013. …

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Aviation associations appeal to Dutch Government to not proceed with taxation policy

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) and other leading industry organizations have appealed to the Dutch government to not move forward with its planned taxation policy. In a joint letter sent to the Minister of Finance, the group highlighted several crucial issues in relation to this proposal including the negative effect it would have on the Dutch economy, the inefficiency of such forms of taxation and contradictions with accepted international …

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IAG acquires slots from failed carrier Monarch Airlines

International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways, has acquired the lucrative take-off and landing slots over at London’s Gatwick Airport, from failed carrier, Monarch Airlines. The administrators disclosed they were completing an exchange of Monarch’s slots for others currently owned by IAG but did not specify the amount IAG was paying under the arrangement to get the more valuable slot times. “As well as representing an excellent recovery …

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Canada, EU in trade dispute over fees on aircraft exports

Canadian authorities have been toiling over the past few months to lower what they have deemed “excessive” fees charged on the country’s aerospace exports to Europe. Progress have not come easy as Canadian officials have had a hard time getting cooperation from their European counterparts. The dispute over fees charged by the European Aviation Safety Agency to certify Canadian aircraft and parts has its roots from the end of last …

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Ukraine awaiting EU’s decision regarding Open Skies

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko disclosed that he and the rest of his country is waiting for the European Union to make a decision regarding the Open Skies Agreement. He made the comment during a gathering with media practitioners last week. “It does not need any discussion. The ball is in the field of the EU, and they are now doing everything they can to coordinate,” said Poroshenko. The President of …

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EU seeks to resolve new aircraft emissions dispute

Over a year after global regulators approved emissions rules for commercial aircrafts, the European Union is facing an internal dispute over how they should be applied in an issue that could impact Airbus jet models. The European Parliament and EU member states will gather this week to try to resolve differences over how far European officials should be limited by last year’s agreement at the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation …

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Aviation industry worried about effects of Brexit, says Qantas CEO

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce admitted that the aviation industry is anxious about the impact that Brexit would have on international travel. The Irish-born boss of Australia’s national carrier said that he is hopeful that there would be a “good compromise” and that exit negotiations are “managed carefully.” “We all know it could be a shock for the Irish and the UK economies but [also] for the world economy,” Joyce said. …

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UK airlines risk losing flying rights, says leaked Brexit paper

By Alex Barker – Financial Times EU Brexit negotiators are taking a tough stance on aviation that would dramatically restrict UK airline operating rights unless Britain follows the bloc’s laws and courts, according to leaked planning documents. The EU’s 27 remaining member states have begun preparing for talks on future EU-UK relations, outlining models of co-operation in aviation, fisheries and research that strictly adhere to precedents in existing arrangements with non-EU countries. …

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Airlines International Representation in Europe calls for better aviation policies

An organization composed of representatives from European leisure airlines has called for strict limits on European Union (EU) aviation infrastructure charges and regulations on organizations that have a grip on monopoly positions in the industry. Airlines International Representation in Europe (AIRE) Director-General Sylviane Lust has expressed to EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc during a meeting that improvements to the aviation policies must be implemented urgently. AIRE, which represents 16 carriers …

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German regulator asks Lufthansa for fare price information after Air Berlin’s collapse

The German cartel office has requested national carrier Lufthansa for information on airfare prices after receiving complaints over skyrocketing rates after the collapse of Air Berlin. Air Berlin stopped operations last month after filing for insolvency back in August. Lufthansa has proposed to take on an estimated 80 planes from its fallen rival, pending the approval from the EU’s competition regulator. “We have asked Lufthansa to provide information on pricing,” …

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