On 3 October, EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc hosted the “European Aviation Summit – Up to the next level” jointly organised with the Austrian Presidency in Vienna.
Commissioner Bulc updated an audience of ministers and aviation leaders on the EU’s progress of the European Aviation Strategy and the Commission’s expectations for the remaining mandate.
With air traffic delays rising during the past months, Commissioner Bulc together with Karima Delli, Chair of the European Parliament’s TRAN Committee, has recently called for progress on the Single European Sky and more genuine cooperation between national air navigation service providers and Eurocontrol to improve the efficiency and capacity of the European aviation network.
Together with the deployment of digital state-of-the-art solutions, this will reduce delays and congestion in Europe’s airports, and also help to mitigate the environmental impact of aviation.
The European Aviation Summit is a unique opportunity for decision-makers to discuss the challenges European aviation faces. The event dedicated special attention to social matters, the external dimension of aviation, the internal aviation market as well as digital solutions for the sector.