RSSAviation Strategy for Europe

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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#IATA worried no-deal #Brexit plans not enough to avoid flight disruption

#IATA worried no-deal #Brexit plans not enough to avoid flight disruption

| January 11, 2019

Measures to allow flights to continue between the European Union and Britain in the event of a disorderly Brexit are unlikely to be enough to avoid some disruptions and cancellations, the head of the world’s leading air transport group warned on Thursday (10 January), writes Alexander Cornwell. Britain is set to leave the EU on […]

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Britain says airports need to do more to tackle #Drones menace

Britain says airports need to do more to tackle #Drones menace

| January 10, 2019

Airport operators need do more to counter the illegal use of drones after flights were disrupted at Heathrow and Gatwick, Prime Minister Theresa May’s de-facto deputy said on Wednesday (9 January), write Andrew MacAskill and Paul Sandle. Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington said the government would consider toughening laws that ban the use of drones […]

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