Transport Archives

  • Why Aviation Matters – Reviewing the potential of the EU Aviation Strategy

    Promoted content 14-12-2015

    The air transport industry is a catalyst for economic growth and social development. The aviation sector generates more than 3 million jobs in the European Union (EU) while the air transport industry supports more than €675 billion in GDP in Europe.

  • Light and safe – How aluminium keeps you protected

    Promoted content 14-09-2015

    Aluminium is the perfect solution for light and safe vehicles. At equal safety aluminium structural components can be made up to 40% lighter than steel. Light-weight aluminium also makes vehicles easier to handle and shortens braking distances, thereby helping to avoid accidents in the first place. And even if a crash happens, the lower weight of aluminium reduces the crash energy which must be absorbed during an accident. This minimises the overall impact and damage caused by a crash. Watch this video and find out why aluminium is the best choice for safe transport.

    If you want to learn more about vehicle safety follow @EU_aluminium

  • Clean Sky in Action

    Promoted content | Aviation 02-07-2015

    Aviation faces big challenges in the years to come, in terms of growth and environment. Clean Sky is part of the solution, through the EU H2020 vision, by developing innovative technologies that will help to reduce CO2 emissions and noise levels produced by aircraft.

  • CTO: The Real Green Gold

    Promoted content | Science & Policymaking 27-04-2015

    The incorrect classification of Crude Tall Oil as a residue is a serious threat to the European pine chemical industry. By adopting the ILUC Directive with CTO included in Annex IX, EU decision makers are pulling away the carpet under the feet of an innovative biobased chemical sector. Ultimately the incorrect classification of CTO could lead to significant economic and environmental losses for Europe.

  • Biofuels: Which future are you working for?

    Promoted content 16-02-2015

    Did you know that every car in Europe uses a blend of biofuels? This is because of EU law. And to meet this demand, global production of biofuels has skyrocketed.

  • Norwegian minister: We won’t tax electric cars until 50,000 hit the roads

    Promoted content 13-02-2015

    “Providing incentives for people to buy electric cars and use them, it's very important for us,” aid Norwegian Transport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen in an interview with EURACTIV.

  • Why Aviation Matters: Looking ahead at the 2014-2019 mandate

    Promoted content | Aviation 31-12-2014

    2014 marks the centenary of the commercial aviation industry. Over the past 100 years, aviation has played a major role in facilitating movement of both people and goods and driving innovation, supporting economic growth in most parts of the world

  • Council position on biofuels not ambitious enough, says EEB

    Promoted content | Energy 15-12-2014

    EU energy ministers have agreed their position on the draft directive on indirect land-use change (ILUC), which caps the amount of biofuels that can count towards renewable energy targets.

  • The European Postal Industry in 2014

    Promoted content 05-12-2014

    The European postal industry is a key contributor to the European economy. Today, PostEurop's members directly employ 2 million people full-time and link an estimated 800 million people daily. 

  • Boeing promotes aviation growth and sustainability

    Promoted content | Aviation 29-10-2014

    Randy Tinseth, Vice President, Marketing of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, talks about the growth and sustainability of Europe's aviation industry.

  • Bulc to MEPs: “You learned I walk on fire. I thought I would get burnt but I didn’t”

    Promoted content 21-10-2014

    Slovenian Commissioner-designate for transport Violeta Bulc appeared to make an excellent impression on MEPs during her confirmation hearing at the European Parliament on Monday.

  • Will Bulc invite the Parliament to “look through the density of consciousness”?

    Promoted content 17-10-2014

    New Slovenian Commissioner-designate for transport Violeta Bulc will be quizzed by MEPs on Monday, only two days before the new Juncker commission is due to be voted on by the European Parliament in Strasbourg,

  • Cleaner and Quieter Aviation: Farnborough International Airshow 2014

    Special Report | Promoted content | Aviation 01-08-2014

    The Farnborough International Airshow is a week-long aerospace and defense trade exhibition. The airshow took place between 14 and 20 July and saw 72 billion dollars of orders announced.

  • PurePower: lower costs, better performance

    Special Report | Promoted content 15-07-2014

    The PurePower engine family from Pratt & Whitney reduces fuel consumption, noise and environmental emissions— factors that improve flight paths, cut emission tariffs and reduce flight time. It’s all about lower costs and better environmental performance.

  • ASD Convention 2014

    Promoted content | Aviation 07-07-2014

    The AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe held its flagship annual event in Prague, on the eve of the European elections. Together with high level representatives of EU institutions, Agencies and national governments we took stock of the achievements of the past legislature and reflected on ways to further improve cooperation in the next one, focusing on European industrial policies and the competitiveness of our sectors.

  • Obama arrives in Brussels for G7 meeting

    Promoted content | Global Europe 04-06-2014

    US President Barack Obama arrived in Brussels on Wednesday afternoon for a meeting with the 7 world's leading industrialised nations. For the first time in 17 years, the G7 will meet without Russia, leaving President Vladimir Putin out of the talks in retaliation for his seizure of Crimea and Russia's role in destabilising eastern Ukraine.

  • Mileage fraud – the everyday scam that could be affecting you

    Promoted content 21-03-2014

    FIA Region I presents the common crime of mileage fraud and shows four steps that could definitively prevent it.

  • Strengthening European Prosperity and Competitiveness

    Promoted content 03-03-2014

    Today, more than one person in every thousand European citizens works in the European Aerospace and Defence Industries. But global competition is increasing and the question is; Will Europe be able to keep up the good performance also tomorrow?
    Now is the time for the European Aerospace and Defence community, I mean Industry AND policy makers, to engage in a constructive debate. A debate on common strategies… Strategies that can be converted into investments for the future… A future where prosperity and competitiveness still become reality.

  • EU Parliament approves more rights for air passengers

    Promoted content 06-02-2014

    The European Parliament approved on Wednesday stricter rules to protect the rights of air passengers.
    MEPs want to make it easier for travelers to claim economic compensation from their airlines in the event of a delayed or cancelled flight.

  • Parliament defies EU states on aviation emissions law

    Promoted content 30-01-2014

    The European parliament's environment committee voted on Thursday to apply the EU’s emissions trading system to all airlines operating anywhere in the bloc’s air space, even though France, the UK and other states want the scheme confined to intra-EU flights.

  • Access to data and your car

    Promoted content 23-01-2014

    Vehicles already have the capability to track information on their own. Very soon, they will be able to transmit that data over secured networks, for instance, in the event of a breakdown. This can ensure a faster, better equipped and more effective response. However, there are also concerns about data protection. Learn more about the rights consumers deserve when it comes to access to data with their cars.
    Learn more at: http://www.fia.com/

  • EU paves way to surfing the Internet on planes

    Promoted content | Aviation 09-12-2013

    The new instructions of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency will allow passengers to keep their electronic devices in “flight mode” throughout their journey, a move that should be followed by allowing surfing of the Internet next year.
    The European Commissioner in charge of Transport, Siim Kallas, announced today that electronic devices in airplanes will soon be allowed throughout the journey, “from gate to gate”, as the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) updated its rules today (9 December).

  • Formula One drivers voice support for the connected car, eCall and ecodriving

    Promoted content 02-12-2013

    Formula One drivers Nico Rosberg, Giedo van der Garde, Timo Glock and Jérôme d'Ambrosio offer their support for connected car t

  • Formula One driver Jérôme d’Ambrosio teaches young drivers about road safety

    Promoted content 07-11-2013

    On 5 November, Jérôme d'Ambrosio visited the technical school Institut Saint-Joseph to speak to young drivers who are training