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Russia: Rosaviatsia signs agreement with European Aviation Safety Agency

The federal air transport authority of Russia, Rosaviatsia, has inked an agreement with the European Aviation Safety Agency that focuses on airworthiness regulation. In part, the pact seeks to support the export of Russian-built aircraft to foreign markets. Rosaviatsia says the agreement would mean that its European counterpart “confirmed the recognition of changes” that have happened since a revamp of the Russian regulatory framework transferred aircraft certification authority away from …

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Ryanair vows to make claiming compensation for delayed or cancelled flights easier

Ryanair has vowed to passengers that claiming compensation for delayed or cancelled flights would be a whole lot easier from hereon end. The Dublin, Ireland-based airline revealed that is establishing a team dedicated solely to processing valid EU Regulation 261 claims in a span of 10 days. The airline is also endeavoring to help customers know more about their options via the website or its app, as opposed to asking …

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European Aviation Safety Agency Basic Regulation revamp progresses

The European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) planned revamp of its Basic Regulation showed promise after members of the European Parliament Transport and Tourism Committee voted in favor of the new framework. Approval by the members of Parliament came to be after a settlement was reached over the framework late last year. “The committee’s endorsement is a crucial step forward toward concluding this multi-year process, and bringing many of the important …

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UK Transport Secretary believes country can get a good aviation deal post Brexit

The UK’s Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, remained optimistic of the country’s chances of securing a “good deal” on aviation post Brexit. Grayling explained that his optimism comes from knowing that it would be in the interest of all European nations to settle on an “open, liberal arrangement for aviation” after the UK leaves the bloc. Grayling disclosed that official discussions regarding the future economic relationship between the UK and the …

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European Regions Airline Association backs IATA’s response to bankruptcy regulations

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) came out in support of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) stance on governments thinking about new regulations that would tackle airline bankruptcy. The IATA’s policies would virtually ensure that passengers are brought back home in the event an airline halts its operations. Nations have talked about establishing a fund for the purpose of repatriating or refunding money to passengers impacted by these untoward …

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Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, SESAR, sign Memorandum of Cooperation for better management of air traffic

The Civil Aviation Authority of Qatar has inked a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) project to attain more efficiency in the management of air traffic between Qatar, other European nations and other countries of the world. The agreement seeks to improve collaboration in air traffic management modernization projects between Qatar and Europe in a bid to develop and harmonize global aviation standards that would …

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IATA calls for APD to be cut to encourage connectivity at Heathrow airport

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for Air Passenger Duty to be cut on UK domestic return flights to boost the regional connectivity that a developed Heathrow airport could provide. IATA was making its sentiments felt to the UK Transport Select Committee as they plea for charges at the West London aviation hub not to be increased in light of the third runway at the bustling airport. As …

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European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment and ICAO sign updated MoU

The European Organization for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) and the International Civil Aviation Organization have agreed to forge better cooperation in the development of standards for safer aviation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with other aviation bodies. During the 12th Air Navigation Conference, held back in 2012, the community clearly recognized the significance of international standards and urged the ICAO to make better use of such material from recognized …

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UK cannot benefit from ETS in case of Brexit

The EU Institutions have settled on a safeguard mechanism for European emissions trading should Britain leave the EU ETS in March 2019 without an agreement in hand. The development is considered to be one of the more noteworthy achievements during the negotiations about the inclusion of air traffic in the EU ETS. “If UK companies no longer have obligations under the EU ETS, then they cannot expect to continue to …

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European Union issues warning to British airlines regarding post-Brexit flights

British airlines would relinquish all flying rights to the European Union should the lack of a transition agreement persist after Brexit. This was the stark warning issued by an EU official, a reminder of what’s at stake should no agreement be settled between negotiators from both sides of the fence. The European Commission recently issued a notice to all airlines, relating that UK carriers would no longer benefit from traffic …

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