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Latest news on air transport from the European Union - from EUbusiness.com.

EU Court rejects Ryanair claim to Irish law for crew 14 September 2017, 22:51 CET
The European Court of Justice ruled against Ryanair Thursday in its battle to consider its cabin crew as Irish under Irish law in a case of air crew against Ryanair and its temporary staff agency Crewlink.

Brussels approves German rescue aid to Air Berlin 05 September 2017, 00:26 CET
The EU Commission endorsed Monday under state aid rules Germany's plans to grant Air Berlin a temporary EUR 150m bridging loan to allow for the orderly wind-down of the insolvent airline.

Belgian airlines aid broke state aid rules, says EU 18 July 2017, 22:42 CET
Public support granted by Belgium to three airlines flying from Brussels airport gave them an unfair advantage over other airlines, in breach of EU state aid rules, the EU Commission concluded Tuesday.

Brexit threatens UK flights to EU 27, says Ryanair boss 13 July 2017, 23:47 CET
There could be no flights between the United Kingdom and the EU-27 immediately after Brexit, Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary warned at meeting of the European Parliament's transport committee Tuesday.

Brussels boost for Europe's aviation sector 08 June 2017, 22:44 CET
The European Commission pressed ahead with implementation of its 'Aviation Strategy for Europe' Thursday with a series of measures in support of open and connected aviation markets in the EU.

Aviation Strategy 08 June 2017, 15:44 CET
The Aviation Strategy is a milestone initiative to generate growth for European business, foster innovation and let passengers profit from safer, cleaner and cheaper flights, while offering more connections. The Strategy contributes directly to EU priorities of Jobs and Growth, Digital Single Market, Energy Union and the EU as a global actor.

EU re-imposes EUR 776m fines on air cargo cartel 21 March 2017, 16:55 CET
The EU Commission re-imposed a fine of EUR 776 million on 11 air cargo carriers Friday for operating a price–fixing cartel, re-adopting a decision annulled by the EU's top Court on procedural grounds.

Aviation emissions: EU revises Emission Trading System 06 February 2017, 23:57 CET
Following an agreement by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) the EU is to amend its Emissions Trading System to tackle CO2 emissions from planes.

Drones: new EU rules to ensure safety and privacy 13 November 2016, 23:36 CET
The European Parliament's transport committee approved changes to EU aviation safety rules on 10 November which would also include basic safety measures for drones.

Drones - unmanned aircrafts 13 November 2016, 23:35 CET
Unmanned aircraft, commonly called drones, offer huge potential for developing innovative civil applications in a wide variety of sectors that benefit European society, and will contribute to creating new businesses and jobs. Within 20 years, the European drone sector is expected to: directly employ more than 100 000 people; have an economic impact exceeding EUR 10 billion per year, mainly in services. As civil aviation evolves towards more automation, drone technology will also be crucial for the competitiveness of the European aeronautics industry as a whole.

Global landmark deal to curb aviation emissions 07 October 2016, 18:19 CET
The International Civil Aviation Organisation has agreed a landmark deal to reduce international aviation emission, the first-ever agreement to reduce CO2 emissions in a global sector.

Single certificate to tighten EU airport security 08 September 2016, 23:11 CET
Tighter security for Europe's airports is promised as a result of a new EU proposal for a single Europe-wide certification procedure for aviation security screening equipment unveiled on Wednesday.

EU Air Safety List update clears Zambia, Iran airlines 16 June 2016, 23:54 CET
Airlines certified in Zambia, along with most aircraft of Iran Air, can resume operations to the EU, the Commission announced Thursday in an update to the EU's Air Safety List.

EU provides more clarity on air passenger rights 14 June 2016, 16:54 CET
New guidelines for air passengers flying in the European Union bring more clarity to existing rules and facilitate their enforcement ahead of the summer holidays, says the European Commission.

EU ready for talks on air transport agreements 08 June 2016, 23:54 CET
European transport ministers gave the go-ahead Tuesday for the EU Commission to start talks on comprehensive air transport agreements with south-east Asian nations, Qatar, the UAE and Turkey.

EU clears acquisition of Airbus Defence Electronics by US private equity company KKR 06 June 2016, 23:07 CET
The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Airbus Defence Electronics by KKR of the US.

MEPs back EU directive on use of Passenger Name Records 14 April 2016, 17:31 CET
Airlines will have to hand national authorities passengers' data for all flights from third countries to the EU and vice versa under a directive regulating the use of Passenger Name Record data in the EU, approved by the European Parliament.

European unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) 08 April 2014, 19:15 CET
The development of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) has opened a promising new chapter in the history of aerospace. However, while military exploitation of UAS has grown exponentially in recent years, this trend has so far not been followed by the civil sector. Unmanned Aircrafts can offer a wide range of possibilities for the benefit of European society, ranging from environmental control, security, as well as a fascinating variety of commercial services. UAS can perform air operations that manned aviation can hardly do, with evident economic savings and environmental benefits while reducing the risk to human life. However, the absence of a clear EU regulatory framework limits the possibility to fly UAS in non segregated airspace. It is a severe limitation for the development of UAS market which requires careful consideration. The emergence of this new market needs to be further assessed, and political will power to ensure that appropriate actions are taken on the European level to help development and provide within a reasonable timeframe the necessary framework to ensure federation of efforts and quick benefits for this sector.

European Business Air News Magazine - February 2012 14 February 2012, 12:53 CET
European Business Air News is a magazine for all business aviation professionals throughout the continent, published monthly from February to December. This month's issue

EU-US Open Skies: MEPs call for open markets 17 June 2010, 17:04 CET
The European Parliament regrets continuing US restrictions on EU companies' ownership of stakes in US airlines, calls for better protection of air passengers' personal data, and says airlines from both sides should be included in emission trading rules, in a resolution passed on Thursday.

Airport scanners receive conditional support from EC 16 June 2010, 11:55 CET
The deployment and operation of airport scanners must be based on common standards, says the European Commission in a Communication out today. In a statement of conditional support for the scanners, it makes clear that EU Member States must also ensure compliance with European fundamental rights and health provisions.

EU updates aviation security rules 29 April 2010, 23:56 CET
New measures to streamline and simplify the EU framework for aviation security, first put in place in 2002 after the September 11 attacks, came into force today.

EUROCONTROL - European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation 15 April 2010, 22:43 CET
EUROCONTROL, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, is an intergovernmental organisation made up of 38 Member States and the European Community. Its primary objective is the development of a seamless, pan-European air traffic management (ATM) system. It contributes to making European aviation safer, performance-driven and environmentally sustainable.

Air passenger rights - legislation in force since 2005 15 April 2010, 22:31 CET
The single market for air transport in the Community has greatly benefited passengers: they now enjoy lower fares and a wider choice of carriers and services than in the past. Liberalisation, however, is not enough. Other measures are needed to protect passengers' interests and ensure that they fully profit from the single market.

Air Transport in the European Union 27 February 2015, 21:34 CET
Among the different modes of transport, air transport has experienced the fastest growth. However, it must overcome the problem of its infrastructures becoming saturated. The European Union is therefore committed to modernising and adapting the infrastructure to increasing passenger flows, whilst also improving their rights and safety. In order to do this, the Union is working to implement the Single European Sky. Moreover, the introduction of optimum traffic management technologies will enable the challenges related to economic efficiency, safety and respect for the environment to be reconciled.