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IATA draws up national campaign to get states to firm up national air navigation services

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has mapped out a strategy that would get major individual states to cultivate their national air navigation services in conjunction with airlines in line with what is required for the Single European Sky. IATA mentioned that the viable answer would be a National Airspace Strategy (NAS) where state-specific policies would be based on efficient regulation principles. This would include discussion with airspace users; a …

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Doing away with Germany’s air passenger tax to boost country’s economy

Germany’s economy would see a boost of 67 billion euros (£59.7 billion) over the next 12 years if the air passenger tax were eradicated, said a study conducted by consultancy PwC. The report, which was commissioned by lobby group, Airlines For Europe, stressed that doing away with the tax would transform Germany into a more appealing tourist destination, that would generate 1.08 billion euros a year via indirect taxes, more …

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Air France boss says UK must play by the EU court’s rules after Brexit

By Daniel Boffey – theguardian.com As the head of Europe’s largest intercontinental airline, Jean-Marc Janaillac can speak with authority on the complexities of cross-border travel. He carries some political insight, too, because he is chief executive of a business, Air France-KLM, that is 17%-owned by the French government. At the intersection of pan-European travel and politics lies Brexit, of which Janaillac is a dispassionate observer. After all, it is not his business that …

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US Feds push for airlines to prohibit laptops in checked luggage

The United States government is pushing the global airline community to prohibit personal electronic devices the size of laptops from checked-in baggage to mitigate the risk of a catastrophic fire. In a paper submitted to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), tests showed that a laptop’s lithium-ion battery overheats in close contact to an aerosol spray can, it can cause an explosion that can …

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EU MEPs support new bearing for taxing aviation emissions

Members of the European Parliament have initially consented to proceed with the aviation industry’s existing treatment under the EU’s emissions trading scheme to make way for the development of a new industry-specific carbon tax agreement. The EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was established in 2005 to help encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at EU level. It is a “cap and trade” system with a cap or limit on …

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ICAO Secretary General calls for better cooperation to tackle safety issues in Europe and North Atlantic region

International Civil Aviation Organization Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu pointed out the need for improved cooperation to tackle safety issues in the Europe and North Atlantic (EURNAT) Region, an area that covers 56 countries stretching from Greenland to Kamchatka. Speaking from the ICAO Regional Safety Management Symposium in Tallinn, Estonia, Liu shared: “The average effective implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) by EURNAT States is approximately 75%, which …

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UK Air Passenger Duty campaigners urge Chancellor to slash APD by half

Over 30 parliamentarians graced the event hosted by the A Fair Tax on Flying campaign as members described the Air Passenger Duty as a “tax on trade.” Dale Keller, the Chief Executive of the Board of Airline Representatives UK and Spokesperson for the campaign had this to say regarding the staging of the event: “This was a very significant level of political engagement and an important part of our overall …

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Rival air traffic control center makes flying over Cyprus risky – EU air safety agency

The presence of rival air traffic control centers on the ethnically-divided island makes flying over Cyprus a risky maneuver as instructions given by these are sowing “confusion and misunderstanding” among pilots, says a report by Europe’s air safety agency. The internal 2015 report collected by the European Aviation Safety Agency indicates a statistical analysis which shows that overall, the risks are acceptable as the chances of a “catastrophic” accident happening …

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A4E identifies “connectivity disruptors” that are hindering the liberalization of the European aviation market

Airlines for Europe (A4E) Managing Director Thomas Reynaert remarked that there are still a number of “connectivity disruptors” that are overshadowing the positive steps that have been taken towards the liberalization of the European aviation market. Reynaert emphasized the urgent need to “boost the competitiveness of Europe’s airports by reducing excessive charges to get better market conditions for passengers.” He urged the European Commission to “quickly and decisively reform the …

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Italy’s aviation regulator ready to impose penalties on Ryanair for cancelled flights

ENAC, Italy’s Civil Aviation Authority, is gearing up to slap penalties on Dublin-based carrier Ryanair over its handling of the massive cancellation of flights last month. “The process of sanctions for failing to inform passengers has been started,” announced a spokesperson for ENAC without giving away any other details. Last month, Ryanair declared an incredible number of flight cancellations brought about by a shortage of pilots. That development affected over …

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