Tag: European Union

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 […]

Leisure Carriers Urge Improved Aviation Policies

Reading Time: 2 minutes A group of European leisure airlines has called for tight limits on European Union (EU) aviation infrastructure charges and controls on organizations that hold monopoly positions in the industry. Airlines International Representation in Europe (AIRE) director-general Sylviane Lust told EU transport commissioner Violeta Bulc in a Nov. 23 meeting that urgent improvements were needed in […]

Passenger Airport Charges Double in 10 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) calls on the European Union to significantly strengthen economic regulation of major European airport monopolies by focusing on the interests of passengers. Enforcing greater cost-efficiency at Europe’s airports will feed through into cheaper air fares, stimulate travel and enhance European competitiveness. In turn, this will support jobs and grow […]

European Union Updates Blacklist of Banned Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes The European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of non-European airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. The EU Air Safety List seeks to ensure the highest level of air safety for European citizens, which is […]

EU Warns Airlines About Post-Brexit Access

Reading Time: < 1 minute Senior EU officials fear that the airline industry is “in denial” about the potential implications of Brexit, reports The Guardian today. Of chief concern is certain airlines’ continued ability to operate flights between member states once Britain leaves the EU. To do so, carriers must have a “significant” base within the EU and be majority-owned […]