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U.S. FAA revises international safety rating for Pakistan

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that Pakistan has been assigned a Category 2 rating because it does not comply with International Civil...

EASA launches Air Operations community, collating safety information and offering community sign-up to stay informed

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has launched a community website designed for professionals active in air operations. The website offers detailed information...

New joint Technical and Coordination Office cements cooperation between EASA and Eurocontrol

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Today, Director General EUROCONTROL Eamonn Brennan and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Executive Director Patrick Ky together officially opened the joint EASA-EUROCONTROL...

Smooth reopening of external EU borders jeopardised by non-harmonised, uncoordinated national measures

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EU countries are not adhering to the EU Council recommendations, creating a patchwork system of travel restrictions & border controls throughout Europe –...

Singapore and the United Kingdom commence trials to improve public health safety for aircrew 

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Singapore and the United Kingdom (UK) are commencing a series of trials to test the crew module of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)...

ATR achieves major milestone in Chinese certification

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ATR 42-600 test flight performed with Chinese and European Airworthiness Authorities As part of the validation for the certification process of the ATR 42-500 with...

European Commission approves €150 million Austrian loan to compensate Austrian Airlines for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak

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The European Commission has found an Austrian €150 million subordinated loan (convertible into a grant) in favour of Austrian Airlines AG to be in...

European Commission approves €250 million Latvian measure to recapitalise airBaltic

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The European Commission has approved a €250 million Latvian measure to recapitalise airBaltic in the context of the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved...

IATA: Passenger demand shows slight improvement in May

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger demand in May (measured in revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs), dropped 91.3% compared to May...

IATA: May air cargo shows slight pickup amid continuing capacity crunch

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in May showing a slight improvement in the air cargo market....

European Union to start lifting travel restrictions for residents of 15 third countries, including China but excluding the U.S.

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The Council of the European Union today adopted a recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU....

EASA bans Pakistan International Airlines from operating to/from Europe for six months

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) third country operator authorisation. This means that the airline can't operate...

A4E urges European regulators to extend airport slots waiver through winter 2020/2021 due to continued COVID-19 uncertainties

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Continued flexibility is needed for recovering aviation industry to respond to unpredictable passenger demand related to the health crisis. Extended waiver should be...

IATA proposes alternatives to quarantine

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to avoid quarantine measures when re-opening their economies. IATA is promoting a layered approach of measures...

Ryanair to challenge Lufthansa bailout

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Reacting to the European Commission’s approval today (25 June) of the German Government’s €9bn bailout of Lufthansa, Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said: “This is a spectacular...

European Commission approves €6 billion German measure to recapitalise Lufthansa

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The European Commission has approved German plans to contribute €6 billion to the recapitalisation of Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLH), the parent company of Lufthansa...

European aviation unites in calls for support for green recovery from COVID-19

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Sectors hardest hit by the crisis require particular attention and assistance.  Funding for decarbonisation projects and future technologies must be prioritised. Sustainable air...

European Commission signs aviation agreement with Japan

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The European Commission and Japan today signed an agreement on civil aviation safety, which will further boost the EU's already strong cooperation with Japan...

IATA: “The worst may be yet to come” – Impacts of COVID-19 on European aviation and economy increasing

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revealed new research showing the impacts on the European aviation industry and on economies caused by the shutdown...

IATA criteria for COVID-19 testing in the air travel process

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released criteria for the use of COVID-19 testing in the travel process. Should governments choose to introduce COVID-19...