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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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#Aviation report: Commission calls for action to reduce delays and address capacity issues in the EU

#Aviation report: Commission calls for action to reduce delays and address capacity issues in the EU

| April 17, 2019

The European Commission has received recommendations by high-level aviation experts on the future of air traffic management in Europe. The so-called “wise persons group” was set up by the Commission to consider recent developments in European aviation, listen to the views of major air traffic management stakeholders and produce proposals on the future direction of […]

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European Parliament secures competitiveness of #EUAirlines

European Parliament secures competitiveness of #EUAirlines

| March 18, 2019

The European Parliament has adopted rules against unfair competition in air transport. As air transport is not covered by World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, the EU is now filling this gap with its own protection instrument for European airlines. “Europe will no longer accept predatory competition at the expense of its airlines. In future, the EU […]

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EU and #Qatar reach #Aviation agreement

EU and #Qatar reach #Aviation agreement

| March 5, 2019

The European Commission and the State of Qatar initialled an aviation agreement on 4 March, the first such agreement between the EU and a partner from the Gulf region. The agreement will upgrade the rules and standards for flights between Qatar and the EU, and will set a new global benchmark by committing to strong, […]

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#Brexit – EU to extend ability of UK airlines to provide service in ‘no deal’ scenario

#Brexit – EU to extend ability of UK airlines to provide service in ‘no deal’ scenario

| February 20, 2019

The Romanian presidency has reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on measures to mitigate the severe disruption to air connectivity for passengers and freight between the EU and the United Kingdom in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. The agreement will enable UK-licenced carriers to provide basic air […]

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