Tag: European Union

EU Plans To Cancel Freeze Of Airport Slots

Reading Time: < 1 minute As Reuters has reported, the EU has already started discussions on gradually lifting the airport slot freeze policy introduced at the beginning of the pandemic. When the crisis hit, what had always been known as a “use-it-or-lose-it” rule was temporarily waved to aid airlines that could no longer use the required 80% of their slots. […]

The EU Updated Its List Of Banned Airlines

Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the latest list of banned airlines released by the EU on December 8th, 96 airlines from 22 countries are prohibited from flying over or into the EU to keep the European skies safe. Among the blacklisted airlines are all carriers under the oversight of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Libya, and Nepal. Below are some […]

EU – Travelers Should Not Be Considered High-Risk For COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minute The new European guidelines suggest air travelers should not appear to be high-risk for spreading the virus, but, instead, they should be treated the same as members of the local population who have not had any direct contact with Covid-19 infected persons. The document requested by the European Commission and published jointly by the European […]

EU Suspends 80/20 Airport Slot Use Rule until End of October

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Union has taken a bold step to help airlines and mitigate the damage to the airlines created by the coronavirus. The EU has suspended the 80/20 airport slot use rule until the end of the summer season. This move secures airlines with full flexibility in arranging their schedules and allows them to avoid […]

Turkmenistan Airlines Asks for Help over Safety Improvements

Reading Time: < 1 minute Turkmenistan Airlines has commissioned Lufthansa Consulting to help the central Asian country’s flag carrier raise its safety performance levels to satisfy the Third Country Operators (TCO) EU Safety Authorisations for foreign air operators – known as the EASA TCO qualification. The airline experienced difficulties in satisfying the relevant EASA requirements and, for safety reasons, was […]

EU Strengthens Civil Aviation Ties With Latin America and the Caribbean

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Union and Latin American states celebrated yesterday the launch of a new project to enhance their ties in civil aviation. This four-year project, managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA),aims to enhance aviation safety, and promote the political, economic and environmental partnership between the EU and Latin America in the domain of […]

Ryanair Seeks UK Operating Permit in Brexit Move

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ireland-based LCC Ryanair has applied for a UK air operator’s certificate (AOC), to guard against the possibility of the UK’s 2019 exit from the European Union (EU) leading to a rupture of air links between the UK and the 27-nation bloc. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary has repeatedly voiced concerns that a “hard Brexit”—one where negotiations […]

European Union Sounds Alarm on Brexit Aviation Crisis

Reading Time: 3 minutes With every ticking minute towards the day when the UK exits the European Union (EU), anxiety is growing among those in the airline industry about when replacement agreements will be secured to ensure uninterrupted commercial air traffic in and out of the UK. Anxiety levels ratcheted up several more notches in mid-December when the European […]

US and EU Expand Cooperation on ATC Modernization and Pilot Training

Reading Time: < 1 minute The US and the European Union (EU) are amending two joint agreements expanding cooperation on aviation safety and air traffic management (ATC) modernization. Officials from FAA, the EU and the European Commission co-signed the amendments in Brussels Dec. 13. The amendment to the US-EU Safety Agreement, which originally took effect May 1, 2011, enables the […]

Avior Airlines Joins EU Blacklist in Latest Update

Reading Time: 2 minutes Venezuelan carrier Avior Airlines has been added to the list of airlines that are banned from the European Union (EU) in the latest update of the EU Air Safety List, which is more commonly known as the EU blacklist. Revealing the changes on Nov. 30, the European Commission said Avior Airlines has been blacklisted because […]