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Give rapid support to food producers penalized by #Airbus ruling, urge MEPs

Give rapid support to food producers penalized by #Airbus ruling, urge MEPs

| November 29, 2019

The EU must act swiftly to help EU farmers unduly affected by newly imposed US tariffs worth €6.8 billion, said Parliament on Thursday (28 November). MEPs express deep concerns over the collateral damage borne by EU agriculture and food sector due to a dispute in an unrelated sector and deplore the US decision to impose […]

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50 airports now #CarbonNeutral in Europe

50 airports now #CarbonNeutral in Europe

| October 16, 2019

Ahead of the COP25 due to kick off in Santiago de Chile next month, European airport trade body ACI EUROPE today gives an update on the progress airports have made to deliver on their commitment to reach 100 carbon neutral airports by 20301. This commitment is a major interim step towards their Net Zero by […]

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US wins $7.5 billion award in #Airbus subsidies case

US wins $7.5 billion award in #Airbus subsidies case

| October 4, 2019

The United States has won the largest arbitration award in World Trade Organization (WTO) history in its dispute with the European Union over illegal subsidies to Airbus. This follows four previous panel and appellate reports from 2011-2018 finding that EU subsidies to Airbus break WTO rules. The decision demonstrates that massive EU corporate welfare has […]

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#Ryanair can bide its time for better plane deals, says O’Leary

#Ryanair can bide its time for better plane deals, says O’Leary

| October 3, 2019

Ryanair (RYA.I) can wait out price rises sought by planemakers since the global grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX, the Irish airline’s boss said on Tuesday (1 October), write Laurence Frost and Tim Hepher. Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O’Leary (pictured) said his company can wait for prices to drop before placing any large orders. “I […]

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PM Johnson orders #AirportScanners upgrade by 2022

PM Johnson orders #AirportScanners upgrade by 2022

| August 27, 2019

British Prime Minister Johnson on Saturday (24 August) ordered all British airports to upgrade to the latest 3-D baggage scanning technology by December 2022, writes William James. The technology is currently on trial at London’s Heathrow airport, and could eventually mean passengers no longer have to remove liquids and electrical equipment from cabin baggage as […]

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EU regulation fosters #AirTrafficManagement modernization, but EU funding for deployment largely unnecessary, say auditors

EU regulation fosters #AirTrafficManagement modernization, but EU funding for deployment largely unnecessary, say auditors

| June 26, 2019

EU regulation has fostered air traffic management modernization, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. But EU funding of deployment projects was largely unnecessary and its management was affected by shortcomings, say the auditors. In 2005, the EU launched a programme known as SESAR to harmonise and modernise air traffic management (ATM) systems […]

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EU must change from a kerosene tax paradise to a global pioneer for climate action say #Greens

EU must change from a kerosene tax paradise to a global pioneer for climate action say #Greens

| May 14, 2019

The non-governmental organization Transport and Environment has published a study, kept secret by the European Commission, on the consequences of a kerosene tax on aviation. In its study, the European Commission comes to the conclusion that an EU kerosene tax would reduce the CO2 emissions of European aviation by 11% without negative effects on the economy. […]

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