Tag: European Commission

Alitalia
Alitalia Will Get €40m Aid from European Commission

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Commission has announced recently that the struggling Alitalia will be getting a financial support package worth €39.7 million. This move will compensate the carrier for the damages suffered due to the coronavirus outbreak between 1 March and 30 April 2021. The Commission explained its decision: “The restrictions put in place in Italy and […]

Iberia
Iberia Lets Passengers Pick Its 113th Summer Destination

Reading Time: < 1 minute Spanish airline Iberia asks its followers on social media to vote for one of the seven summer destinations it considers flying to this summer. The fans on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram will be able to choose Iberia’s 113th summer route. The carrier has announced earlier its 112 summer destinations and now expects the public to […]

Airbus to manufacture satellites in space
Airbus Selected to Build Satellite Factory in Space

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Commission has selected Airbus to study spacecraft manufacturing in space as part of the horizon 2020 Programme. The PERASPERA In-Orbit Demonstration project, also called PERIOD, aims to focus on satellite manufacturing in orbit. Producing directly in orbit will be a revolutionary way to design, build and operate space systems. It is much more […]

Game of Slots: Why Are Airlines Operating ‘Ghost Flights’?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of sharp decrease in air travel demand, recently the sky has been full of empty or nearly empty aircraft still operating on their routes. These flights are also referred to as ‘ghost flights’. What do you know about this phenomenon? As the name ‘ghost flight’ suggests itself, these are the flights without passengers […]

Boeing Tie-up with Embraer Pushed Back Until Early 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute The expected close of the Boeing and Embraer deal was pushed back to early 2020 due to a hold-up in the assessment process from the European Commission. The establishment of the Joint Venture under the “Boeing Brasil – Commercial” name was expected to come into effect by the end of 2019. However, the European regulator […]

EC Signs Landmark Aviation Agreement with China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Intended to generate growth for European business, foster innovation and enable passengers to profit from safer, cleaner and cheaper flights, in a follow-up to the April 9 EU-China summit the European Commission signed an agreement on civil aviation safety and also a horizontal aviation agreement aimed at strengthening aviation cooperation on Monday May 20. The […]

EASA to Keep Drone Operations Safe and Secure

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published the first formal Opinion on safe operations for small drones in Europe. This formal Opinion is an important stepping-stone to keep drone operations safe and secure and build a wider regulatory framework. The Opinion will serve as a basis for the European Commission to adopt concrete regulatory proposals […]

Lufthansa Acquisition of Niki Collapses After EC Blocks Deal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air Berlin subsidiary Niki is closing its flight operations, after the take-over by Lufthansa has failed. Niki has filed for insolvency and as of December 14, flights will no longer take off. The European Commission has refused to authorize the airlines’ acquisition by Germany’s largest carrier, Lufthansa. Despite offering to give up a number of […]

EU Moves Forward on UAV Regulation

Reading Time: 2 minutes A European Union-wide agreement has been reached on future commercial operations of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones). The agreement aims to have the necessary regulations in place by 2019. The European Commission, national aviation authorities and the drone industry hammered out the details at a conference in Helsinki, the Finnish capital. The ‘Helsinki Declaration’ identifies three […]

EASA Addresses Aviation’s Impact on Climate Change

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) proposes that newly designed aeroplane types meet a CO2 standard from the 1st of January 2020, and that aeroplane types already in-production meet a separate CO2 standard starting from the 1st of January 2023. The objective of this so-called ‘Opinion’ published on 7 November 2017 by EASA is to […]