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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...

IATA: Weak air freight demand continues in March

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), increased 0.1%...

IATA: March passenger demand growth slows on later Easter holiday

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometres, or RPKs)...

Low flights over Venezuela banned by FAA for U.S. air operators

The Federal Aviation Administration issued an order prohibiting U.S. air operators from flying below 26,000 feet in Venezuela’s airspace until further notice, citing...

Lufthansa promotes the European elections

  Custom “SayYesToEurope” livery on a Lufthansa Airbus A320 Lufthansa is sending a very special signal four weeks before the start of the European elections, taking...

European airports also approve EU Commission’s report on air traffic management and make further proposals

Europe’s airport trade association is reacting to the report delivered yesterday to the European Commission by the ‘Wise Persons Group’, which sets out recommendations...

A4E welcomes the recommendations of the European Commission’s “Wise Persons Group” report on the future of the Single European Sky

EU ATC is in crisis and in urgent need of reform Airlines seek more detail and greater involvement and ability to direct in...

Dominica becomes ICAO’s 193rd Member State 

​ Dominica has now become the 193rd Member State of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) following its official adherence to the Convention on International...

Embraer E195-E2 granted certification by ANAC, FAA and EASA

At a ceremony held yesterday (15 April) at the Company's facilities in São José dos Campos, Embraer received the Type Certificate for the E195-E2...

European Commission group recommends reform of European Air Traffic Control – Ryanair approves

European Commission wise persons group recommendations on European ATC reform A NETWORK-CENTRIC APPROACH  Recommendation 1: Confirm and strengthen EUROCONTROL’s Network Manager (NM) role by providing it...

Following record 2018 delays, EU member states approve weakest targets ever for air traffic controllers’ performance

Governments extend EU-wide delay targets from 0.5 minutes to 0.9 minutes per flight New targets will lead to increased delays and more CO2...

The European aviation industry complains about the poor targets for EU air traffic management

Airspace users’ statement on the EU Air Traffic Management (ATM) performance targets 2020-2024 The weakest levels of ambition in the history of the Single European...

EU and Airbus achieve major win against US at WTO, with solid basis for billions in countermeasures

WTO Appellate Body sides with EU and confirms inaction of Boeing to address illegal subsidies and includes new ones in its judgment Absent...

Southwest Boeing 737 MAX 8 returns to Orlando after an engine problem

On 26 March, a one-year-old Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (N8712L) departed Orlando Airport to Victorville, California. The aircraft, however, was forced to...

U.S. Department of Transportation establishes special committee to review FAA’s aircraft certification process

The U.S. Department of Transportation yesterday (25 March) announced the establishment of an expert Special Committee to review the procedures of the Federal Aviation...

[European Commission] Travelling between the UK and the EU in the event of a “No Deal” Brexit

If you intend to travel between the UK and the EU1 in the event of ‘no deal’, the following will apply: 1. Border checks, visa...

U.S. DOT asks Inspector General to audit on Boeing 737 MAX certification

The U.S. Department of Transportion (DOT) has asked the Office of Inspector General to proceed with an audit to "compile an objective and detailed...

European Commission approves acquisition of Gatwick Airport by VINCI Airports

The European Commission has approved, under the European Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Ivy Topco Limited, based in the Cayman Islands, a holding company...

FAA: “Boeing 737 MAX grounded at least until May”

Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft will remain grounded until at least May 2019, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said. US Representative...

Three NTSB investigators to France to assist with the analysis of flight recorders of crashed Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is dispatching three investigators to France Thursday to assist with the downloading and analysis of flight recorders from...