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European Commission adopts a new rulebook for sailplanes (gliders)

Today the European Commission adopted the new rules for the operation of sailplanes - developed together with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)...

Antitrust: European Commission opens investigation into airline ticket distribution services Amadeus and Sabre

The European Commission has opened a formal investigation to assess whether agreements between booking system providers Amadeus and Sabre on the one hand, and...

Ryanair aircraft seized at Bordeaux Airport in order to recover illegal state aid paid

Yesterday (8 November) at 18:00 (UTC +1), a bailiff commissioned by the county council came to Bordeaux Airport and seized a Ryanair Boeing 737...

European Commission closes investigation into Brussels Airlines and TAP Air Portugal codeshare agreement on Brussels-Lisbon route

The European Commission has decided to close its antitrust investigation into a codeshare agreement between Brussels Airlines and TAP Air Portugal relating to the...

European Commission to investigate whether measures in favour of Ryanair at Frankfurt-Hahn are in line with State aid rules

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether measures in favour of Ryanair at the German airport of Frankfurt-Hahn are in...

Keeping drones safe, secure and green: European Commission launches the European Network of U-space Demonstrators

Today EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc launched the European network for drone demonstration projects. The network will become a forum to share knowledge on...

European Aviation Summit: EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc calls for more action on social issues and on the modernisation of the Single European Sky

On 3 October, EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc hosted the "European Aviation Summit – Up to the next level" jointly organised with the Austrian Presidency...

European Commission clears the creation of a joint venture by Boeing and Safran for the production of auxiliary power units

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the creation of a joint venture by The Boeing Company ("Boeing") of the US...

Strikes at Ryanair: the European Commission confirms that Belgian law applies to Belgian employees

The European Commission said on Wednesday that Belgian law applies to Ryanair employees based in Belgium. Its Social Affairs Commissioner, the Belgian Marianne Thyssen,...

IAG, Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air submit French ATC strikes complaint to European Commission

International Airlines Group (IAG), Ryanair, easyJet and Wizz Air have submitted complaints to the European Commission against France as its air traffic controllers’ strikes...

European Commission approves acquisition of LaudaMotion by Ryanair, igniting a war between the latter and Lufthansa

The European Commission has approved unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of LaudaMotion by Ryanair. The Commission concluded that the transaction...

State aid: European Commission opens in-depth investigation into measures in favour of Ryanair at Montpellier airport

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether marketing agreements concluded between the Association for the Promotion of Touristic and Economic...

ERA supported by the European Commission on prioritised approach to ADS-B

A threat to regional air connectivity recedes following ERA meeting with the European Commission ERA’s Director General Montserrat Barriga and ERA’s President Andrew Kelly...

European Commission removes all airlines from Indonesia from EU Air Safety List

The European Commission today cleared all air carriers from Indonesia from the EU Air Safety list. In addition, a new system, warning the Air...

European Commission: “Safeguarding fair competition in air transport”

Ensuring fair competition for EU carriers for the benefit of consumers and workers Better mechanism to address alleged unfair commercial practices by non-EU...

Brussels South Charleroi Airport must reimburse €6 million of illegal state aid to Wallonia

Illegal state aid - BSCA's appeal against the European Commission's decision rejected This Thursday (25 Jan 2018), the European Union Court dismissed the appeal lodged...

Air transport: the name of the air ticket must be the same as on the identity card

From now on, it will be necessary to show our identity card for all the flights at the time of boarding. The measure was...

European Commission approves acquisition of Air Berlin assets by easyJet

The European Commission has approved unconditionally under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of certain assets of Air Berlin by easyJet. The Commission...

EU Air Safety List has been updated, 178 airlines are banned from European skies

Today the European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of non-European airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are...

European Commission clears acquisition of Copenhagen Airports by Arbejdsmarkedets Tillaegspension and Ontario Teachers PP

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Copenhagen Airports A/S by Arbejdsmarkedets Tillaegspension (ATP), both of Denmark, and...