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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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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 …

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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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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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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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Britain launches consultation on long-term aviation plan

Britain started a consultation for its aviation strategy for the long term, and sought input on a wide variety of topics ranging from baggage to the environment as it braces itself for life outside of the European Union. The government said that the consultations will occur over the next year and a half and will end with the publication of their final aviation strategy by the end of 2018. It …

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Travel industry risks going back to “medieval age” – Thomas Cook CEO

Thomas Cook’s CEO Peter Fankhauser has warned of the possibility of the travel industry reverting back to the “medieval age” if its demands are not met during Brexit. Fankhauser asserted that Europe must have a single aviation market and transitional agreements for air traffic rights after Brexit and that it was of utmost importance for the sector to work together and be vocal with its demands as negotiations commence. “Can …

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What future does European aviation face?

By Henrik Hololei | Director-General for Mobility and Transport | European Comission https://www.internationalairportreview.com/news/34929/henrik-hololei-european-aviation/ Director-General for Mobility and Transport Henrik Hololei discusses the impact of Brexit, the need for progress on the Single European Sky project and what the future holds for European aviation. What is the single greatest challenge facing European aviation and air transport at present? When talking about European aviation challenges, managing demand and growth are probably the …

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ACI Europe chief outlines current challenges in Europe

Airports Council International (ACI) Europe President Augustin de Romanet spoke on a wide range of issues plaguing Europe, including aviation security, during the organization’s General Assembly 2017. De Romanet took note of the progress achieved on security especially after the tragic terrorist attacks at Brussels airport and Istanbul-Atatürk last year. He also lauded the EU’s sound and effective approach, focused on smarter and non-visible measures. De Romanet also lobbied for …

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IATA close to sealing deals with national air navigation service providers

IATA is inching closer towards the finalization of agreements with national air navigation service providers (ANSPs) as it seeks to achieve its Single European Sky (SES) goal. IATA’s Regional Vice-President Europe Rafael Schvartzman said that they are two or three weeks away from making an announcement regarding the aforementioned. “It’s good that we work together [with national authorities] to align rather than confronting each other” as the region gears up …

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