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U.K. Airlines Risk Losing Rights in EU After Brexit

By Ian Wishart – bloomberg.com The European Union may attempt to strip British airlines of some flying rights after Brexit, with officials in Brussels warning that U.K.-based carriers could see their ability to compete across the bloc impeded. A meeting of the European Commission and diplomats from the remaining 27 EU countries has taken the first steps in sketching out the EU’s negotiating position on post-Brexit aviation links with Britain. If this …

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UK flights urged to comply with EU environmental regulations after Brexit

UK flights must adhere to European Union environmental regulations after Brexit if Britain wants to keep its access to the European aviation market. Transport group Transport & Environment (T&E) made the call in a report that took at look at how guarantee environmental protection remains in the aviation sector post Brexit. The report recommended that EU regulations on the aviation emissions trading system (ETS) and state aid should still be …

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US Federal Aviation Administration presses UK over future standing as key safety body

Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta flew to London to meet with British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling before moving on to meetings with European Union officials in Belgium. He shared that he was there to “bring a level of urgency” to the UK’s discussions over what safety standards it would implement for the manufacturing of aviation products and aircraft maintenance. The FAA has accepted the competency of UK companies because …

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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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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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Trade organization ADS says Brexit not helping reputation of UK aerospace sector

The Brexit process is doing damage to the reputation of the UK aerospace sector, says Paul Everitt, Chief Executive of the UK aerospace and defense trade association, ADS. “The Brexit process is not one that is helping our reputation as sort of solid, global citizens,” said Everitt. Everitt was speaking from the parliamentary hearing last November 21 on the impact of Brexit on the country’s aerospace sector. Everitt said aerospace …

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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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Zimbabwe: CAAZ making moves to address regional competition

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe has established a route development committee to shrug off regional competition by enticing international airlines into the country to bolster air connectivity. CAAZ General Manager David Chawota said this move was done against a background that some international carriers, such as Qatar Airlines and Turkish Airways were getting ready to introduce flights before the end of the year. “The assumption was that Qatar Airways, …

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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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