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IATA calls for systematic COVID-19 testing before departure

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for the development and deployment of rapid, accurate, affordable, easy-to-operate, scalable and systematic COVID-19 testing for all...

European Commission proposes upgrade of Single European Sky for a more sustainable air traffic management – A4E asks for more

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Today, the European Commission is proposing an upgrade of the Single European Sky regulatory framework which comes on the heels of the European Green...

Airbus to keep NASA’s H135 helicopters flying for up to 10 years

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The $15million HCare Infinite support contract will cover NASA’s H135 fleet The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has signed a $15million HCare Infinite full-availability...

ERA heralds decision to further extend airline slots waiver as essential for the future recovery of aviation

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ERA (European Regions Airline Association) is pleased by the decision made by the European Commission to extend the slots waiver until 27 March 2021. ...

After 18-month investigation, US House Committee on Transportation releases final report on 737 MAX, slamming Boeing and FAA

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From the Report: “The MAX crashes were… a horrific culmination of a series of faulty technical assumptions by Boeing’s engineers, a lack of transparency...

Airlines for Europe issues “Last Call” for common EU approach to COVID-19 travel restrictions

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Adoption of common criteria and thresholds to evaluate the epidemiological risk of travel; Adherence to a European colour-coded map updated weekly and...

[Photo Report] Israeli Air Forces visiting Nörvenich Air Force Base for exercises

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From 17 to 28 August 2020, a large detachment of the IAF was deployed to the Nörvenich base in Western Germany. The exercise named Blue...

EASA completes its Boeing 737 MAX test flights and starts analysing the data

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now completed its test flights of the Boeing 737 MAX. These took place in Vancouver, Canada...

Helping airports plan their recovery: Study by EUROCONTROL and partners highlights actions to improve performance when implementing COVID-19 measures

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In order to reduce the impact of COVID-19 measures on airport performance, and so contribute to aviation’s overall recovery from the pandemic, airports need...

European Aviation Safety Agency performs Boeing 737 MAX test flights

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has been working steadily, in close cooperation with the FAA and Boeing, to return the Boeing 737...

8,000 Boeing 747s needed to deliver Covid-19 vaccine doses globally

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to begin careful planning with industry stakeholders to ensure full preparedness when vaccines for COVID-19 are...

European Commission proposes a common approach (with a common colour code) to travel measures

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On 4 September, the Commission has adopted a proposal for a Council Recommendation to ensure that any measures taken by Member States that restrict free movement...

European Commission approves €199.45 million Italian support to compensate Alitalia for damages suffered due to coronavirus outbreak

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The European Commission has found Italian €199.45 million support in favour of Alitalia to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure...

Airlines and airports agree conditions for European winter slots waiver of the “use-it-or-lose-it” rule

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Severe impact of COVID-19 and continued uncertainty requires the immediate extension of the current waiver for the winter season. Airlines, airports and slot...

IATA: Sluggish improvement in passenger demand continues in July

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger demand in July (measured in revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs), continued at critically low levels--79.8%...

IATA: July air cargo demand stable, capacity remains constrained

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in July showing air cargo demand is stable but at lower...

EU delivers additional emergency assistance to Lebanon following the explosion in Beirut

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Today a second European Union (EU) Humanitarian Airbridge flight landed in Beirut, Lebanon, delivering 12 tonnes of essential humanitarian supplies and medical equipment, including...

Coronavirus Global Response: European Union organises a humanitarian air bridge from Lyon to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

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A flight from the European Union (EU) humanitarian air bridge will land in Abidjan today, carrying medical equipment and PPE for Ivorian health personnel. The...

EASA schedules flight tests for the Boeing 737 MAX in Vancouver from 7 September

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The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has been working steadily, in close cooperation with the FAA and Boeing, to return the Boeing 737...

State aid: European Commission approves €290 million Belgian support to Brussels Airlines in the context of the coronavirus outbreak

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On July 24th, Brussels Airlines announced that it had reached an agreement with the Belgian Federal Government and Lufthansa to secure the future of Belgium’s...