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European Commission report confirms stronger regulation of powerful airports would benefit European passengers by preventing monopoly abuse

Lack of competition gives large EU airports significant market power Limited effectiveness of EU framework due to lack of strong mandate for regulators,...

The Airlines for Europe CEO meeting complains about ATC delays and environmental taxes, suggests improvements

At its annual CEO meeting held on 10 July 2019 in Brussels, Airlines for Europe (A4E) observed that European airlines will pay over €5...

Boeing 737 MAX commercial flights in Belgian airspace prohibited until end of 2019

The Belgian Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) issued a NOtice To AirMen (NOTAM) addressing the current problems with the airworthiness of the Boeing 737 MAX....

ACI EUROPE Best Airport Award winners for 2019 announced: Cork, Bilbao, Lyon, Rome FCO, Menorca, Gatwick

The 15th Annual ACI EUROPE Best Airport Awards were announced last night during the Gala Dinner of the 29th ACI EUROPE General Assembly, Congress...

Federal Aviation Administration discovers another potential risk on Boeing 737 MAX model

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently discovered another potential risk on Boeing's 737 MAX model. The U.S. aircraft manufacturer must address this issue first...

Cork Airport wins ACI Europe “Best Airport Award” in the “Under 5 million” category

Cork Airport has won the top award for European airports in its class from the Airport Council International (ACI) in Limassol, Cyprus last night...

[Video] Fokker F-28 crash test at NASA Langley

The NASA Langley Research Center has released a short clip of a Fokker F-28 aircraft being dropped at their Landing and Impact Research Facility,...

FAA issues NOTAM prohibiting all U.S. carriers from flying over Iran; many other airlines follow suit

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a special NOTAM (NOtice To AirMen) warning pilots that flights are not permitted in the overwater area...

Taxing Aviation is not a solution to tackle the industry’s CO2 emissions, says Airlines for Europe

EU Ministers meeting to discuss proposals for EU-wide environmental taxes on aviation in the Netherlands on 20-21 June. A4E members including Europe’s largest...

EU industry efforts to tackle climate change undermined by flawed aviation tax proposals, says Airlines for Europe

New EU-commissioned report contains a flawed analysis of the economic and environmental impact of aviation taxes in Europe. The aviation industry has had...

Qantas and American Airlines welcome U.S. DOT’s tentative approval of joint business

Qantas and American Airlines welcome the US Department of Transportation’s tentative approval of the carriers’ joint business to better serve customers flying between the...

FAA: “Wheels and braking systems issues on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner”

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today (6 June) issued an airworthiness directive (AD) after issues of wheels and braking systems on certain Boeing...

Korean Air hosted the 75th IATA Annual General Meeting

The 75th IATA (International Air Transport Association) AGM (Annual General meeting) and World Air Transport Summit kicked off on June 1, at the COEX...

ACI World, IATA and WWACG agree on new industry-wide governance for airport slot allocation

Industry collaboration brings a new era for airport slot allocation Airports Council International (ACI) World, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Worldwide Airport...

More than 300 Boeing 737 aircraft affected by improperly manufactured parts

Boeing has informed the FAA that certain 737NG and 737MAX leading edge slat tracks may have been improperly manufactured and may not meet all...

IATA and Star Alliance extend collaboration on Automated Document Check to improve passenger experience

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Star Alliance have renewed their collaboration on traveller document verification to improve the passenger experience. Star Alliance...

IATA: Solid passenger demand growth in April

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for April 2019 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs) rose by...

IATA: Air cargo demand continues negative 2019 trend

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), fell 4.7%...

European pilots urge EASA to conduct a “thorough and independent review” before Boeing’s MAX return to service

On 23 May, regulators from across the globe met in Texas (USA), to discuss a possible return to service of the grounded Boeing 737...

Aviation Strategy for Europe: Commission signs landmark aviation agreements with China

The European Union and China have today signed an agreement on civil aviation safety and a horizontal aviation agreement to strengthen their aviation cooperation. The...