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Ukraine awaiting EU’s decision regarding Open Skies

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko disclosed that he and the rest of his country is waiting for the European Union to make a decision regarding the Open Skies Agreement. He made the comment during a gathering with media practitioners last week. “It does not need any discussion. The ball is in the field of the EU, and they are now doing everything they can to coordinate,” said Poroshenko. The President of …

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Aviation industry worried about effects of Brexit, says Qantas CEO

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce admitted that the aviation industry is anxious about the impact that Brexit would have on international travel. The Irish-born boss of Australia’s national carrier said that he is hopeful that there would be a “good compromise” and that exit negotiations are “managed carefully.” “We all know it could be a shock for the Irish and the UK economies but [also] for the world economy,” Joyce said. …

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UK passenger tax set to increase yet again

The UK government is getting ready to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) on premium tickets starting on April 2019. APD is already considered to be the world’s highest tax of this nature. As it is, rates for economy-class passengers are £13 ($17) for short-haul flights (within 2,000 miles of London) and £75 for long haul (more than 2,000 miles). Business-class passengers pay £26 and £150 for short and long haul …

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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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EU and Armenia finalize aviation deal

The European Union and Armenia finalized a new aviation pact on the sidelines of the Eastern Partnership Summit held in Brussels. The agreement is set to bring in an estimated 87,000 additional passengers that would generate in excess of €16 million during the first five years. This aviation pact would improve market access for airlines, offering better connectivity, more choice and lower cost of fares for air travellers. More flights …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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