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03/05/2016

Le Bourget 2015

Topic: Aviation


Transport 19-04-2016

Europe eyes Iran as alternative aviation route

The EU and Iran will discuss a horizontal agreement on air transport in the coming months, seen as a first step to bolster cooperation that could reduce the influence of United Arab Emirates and Qatar as hubs for long-haul flights.
Transport 18-04-2016

Germany to correct airport security flaws in aftermath of attacks

EXCLUSIVE/ The recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels have finally convinced Germany to correct deficiencies in security checks at airports after years neglecting the EU recommendations in this field..
Transport 15-04-2016

Belgian transport minister quits over airport security lapses

Belgium's transport minister resigned today (15 April) after being accused of ignoring damning EU reports on the poor state of security at the country's airports that was laid bare by last month's suicide attacks.
Transport 14-04-2016

MEPs approve PNR, strengthen data protection

After a series of delays and setbacks, MEPs today (14 April) adopted the controversial European air passenger data directive, though even its supporters accept it is no silver bullet for the EU’s fight against terrorism.
Transport 04-04-2016

Brussels Airport reopens to thin stream of passengers

Brussels Airport reopened to a thin stream of passengers on Sunday, 12 days after suicide bombers destroyed its departure hall and killed 16 people.
Transport 01-04-2016

Brussels airport announces reopening amid strike threats

Brussels airport said it would partially reopen for passenger flights on Friday evening after its closure following the March 22 bomb attacks, the company running the airport said.
Transport 01-04-2016

EU states urged to share more intelligence with airports

European Union aviation security experts agreed on Thursday (31 March) that police and intelligence agencies should share more information with transport authorities and operators to help prevent attacks like last week's twin bombings at Brussels' Zaventem airport.
Transport 24-03-2016

Germany reluctant to strengthen pilot checks on first anniversary of Germanwings crash

EU authorities have criticised the German government for ignoring EU air safety recommendations and failing to bolster pilot medical checks, after the Germanwings tragedy that killed 150 passengers and crew members on 24 March 2015.
Transport 23-03-2016

Flight data deal is a reason for UK to stay in the EU, says Tory MEP

Timothy Kirkhope, the British MEP shepherding the controversial passenger name records (PNR) bill through the European Parliament, has named security one of the main reasons for the UK to remain in the EU.
Global Europe 23-03-2016

EU authorities to discuss 'Moscow model' to protect airports

National experts will consider lessons learnt from terrorist attacks in Moscow and in Madrid in a meeting on 11 April to improve security at the airports and mass public transportation systems in the aftermath of the Brussels attacks, EU officials told Euractiv.com.
Transport 17-03-2016

Europe urged to set up own aircraft threat warning system

European countries must do a better job sharing information on the risk to civil aviation over conflict zones, said a report commissioned after the downing of MH17 over Ukraine and published Thursday (17 March).
Transport 09-03-2016

EU makes slow progress on aviation deals with Gulf countries

EU member states have not even started discussing the mandate for the European Commission to negotiate agreements with fast-growing aviation countries in the Persian Gulf, despite a push from Brussels to get the green light by early spring.

EU maritime agency gets ready to use drones to monitor refugee boats

The director of the EU maritime safety agency said civil drones are most needed to monitor hotspots and detect refugees arriving to Europe by boat.
Transport 03-03-2016

Anti-insect paint and electric planes: can technology make aviation sustainable?

Insects may not seem the most obvious problem to tackle when trying to make aviation more sustainable. But avoiding them on takeoff could help cut airlines’ fuel bills and emissions by up to 10%.  
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Transport 07-12-2015

INFOGRAPHIC: Boeing in Europe

Boeing’s history with Europe goes back to Wilhelm Böing, father of company founder Bill Boeing, who was born in Hohenlimburg, Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1868. In 1916, Bill Boeing established a company that has become the world’s leading aviation and aerospace enterprise and a global industry icon.
Sustainable Dev. 15-06-2015

Le Bourget 2015

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This week, EurActiv reports from the 2015 Paris Air Show in Le Bourget on the latest policy developments and technology innovations in the aviation sector.