Aviation Archives

  • Ticket to ride: Vaccine passports divide world

    Global Europe 26-02-2021

    As European Union leaders debated the idea Thursday (25 February) amid claims that it could be divisive and discriminatory, on the global scale, the idea of vaccine passports, which would allow people who have been inoculated the freedom to travel, …

  • EU announces fresh funding for ‘disruptive’ research into clean aircraft

    26-02-2021

    The European Commission announced on Tuesday (23 February) that it will finance the development of new aircraft powered by clean fuel sources, in a bid to cut aviation emissions by 2050.

  • Airlines implore EU countries to implement vaccine ‘travel pass’

    25-02-2021

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on EU leaders to introduce controversial vaccine passports to restart the ailing air travel sector, according to a leaked document seen by EURACTIV.

  • Boeing grounds 777s after engine fire

    22-02-2021

    Boeing confirmed Monday (22 February) that dozens of its 777 aircraft were grounded globally after the engine of a United Airlines plane caught fire and scattered debris over a suburb of Denver, Colorado.

  • Aviation sustainability and concerns over the implementation of the recovery fund

    19-02-2021

      In the first edition of EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about the European airline industry’s sustainability plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The aviation sector is facing the double challenge of coming up with alternative fuel solutions but …

  • Ryanair vows to appeal EU court loss in airline bailouts case

    17-02-2021

    Ryanair lost on Wednesday (17 February) two EU court challenges to massive public bailouts of rival companies such as Air France and SAS designed to help them get through the coronavirus pandemic - an outcome the company immediately said it would appeal.

  • Airline industry charts path to carbon neutrality by 2050

    15-02-2021

    The European airline industry has launched a sustainability plan to achieve carbon neutrality in the aviation sector by 2050, a roadmap they say will align the notoriously carbon-intensive sector, currently suffering a huge pandemic-caused downturn, with EU climate goals.

  • Parliament passes measures to prevent return of ‘ghost flights’

    11-02-2021

    The European Parliament approved a revamp of the EU's “use it or lose it” waiver for airport slot rules on Thursday (11 February), a measure first introduced in March 2020 to stop pandemic-hit airlines from flying almost empty planes to maintain access to ports.

  • Eight EU countries call for green fuel to be mandatory in European aircraft

    09-02-2021

    Ministers from eight European countries have called on the European Commission to boost the uptake of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) by requiring them to be blended into kerosene, a move they say will drive down emissions in the sector.

  • Spain agrees ‘rescue plan’ to save aerospace jobs

    Transport 05-02-2021

    The Spanish government, trade unions, and employer’s associations announced on Wednesday (3 February) an emergency rescue plan to maintain production capacity in the country’s aerospace factories and save thousands of jobs, mainly in the Spanish branch of EU manufacturer Airbus. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.

  • Air France, unions rail against EU bailout conditions

    04-02-2021

    Air France and its pilot unions protested on Wednesday (3 February) against EU demands that the airline give up takeoff and landing slots at its Paris base in return for government aid.

  • EU flags concern over Austrian minimum airfare plan

    04-02-2021

    The EU has raised concerns over Austrian plans to set a minimum airfare, a spokesman said, weighing in on an environmental policy debate that pits traditional airlines against low-cost carriers.