Thursday , November 23 2017
Home | Tag Archives: Europe

Tag Archives: Europe

UK: Aviation leaders continue plea for slashing of Air Passenger Duty

Leaders of the aviation sector reiterated their call to the government to slice the Air Passenger Duty in half. The call came from the different heads of airlines, airports and trade associations, who said that the “punitive” tax risks hurting the British economy as the UK departs from the European Union. Key figures that have signed their name to the letter that was recently published in The Times include the …

Read More »

EASA emission regulations inch closer to being established

Regulations that would establish updated European-built jet aircraft CO2 emissions standards endorsed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have moved forward with the recent publication of an EASA Opinion. The Opinion clarifies how and the reasons behind the adoption of the emissions requirement rulemaking the agency proposed earlier this year. These rules would be the initial salvo of the ICAO recommended global standards for CO2 aircraft emissions that would …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Delegation from European Parliament praises UAE’s aviation sector

A delegation from the European Parliament was all praises for the aviation sector of the United Arab Emirates during their recent visit to the Kingdom. The delegation, which was headed by the Chairman of the European Parliamentary Friendship Group, Antonio Lopez Isturiz White, met up with the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) earlier this week. The visitors lauded UAE’s aviation sector, which currently supports job opportunities for an estimated 40,000 …

Read More »

The great Brexit aviation debate. A transition deal is needed to avoid disaster for UK airlines

By CAPA – centreforaviation.com Sixteen months after the Jun-2016 Brexit referendum, nobody in the UK government or EU can say anything at all about the details of what will happen to aviation after the UK leaves the EU in Mar-2019. A debate moderated by leading aviation consultant John Byerley at the ACTE-CAPA Global Aviation Summit in Oct-2017 considered whether “Brexit will be a disaster for UK airlines”. A range of …

Read More »

Europe refuses to give ICAO a blank cheque with aviation carbon scheme

By transportenvironment.org Flights to and from Europe are set to be excluded from the EU emissions trading system (ETS) until the end of 2023 after a provisional agreement was reached between MEPs, governments and the European Commission. Meanwhile, for the first time there will be a cap on European aviation emissions, which would be progressively reduced from 2021. T&E said that this is very important since the question now shifts from …

Read More »

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling reports progress being made on post-Brexit aviation deals

“Rapid progress” was reportedly being made on the arrangements for a post-Brexit aviation landscape, said Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. Grayling reported that deals were being made with countries such as the United States and Canada. Furthermore, he boldly declared that it was “inconceivable” that flights would be halted when Britain separates itself from the European Union in March 2019. “It’s not going to happen,” Grayling said. “I think it’s a …

Read More »