About: air traffic management

Transport 23-06-2017

Commission to approve €2.7 billion funding for transport projects

The Commission proposed on Friday (23 June) to invest €2.7 billion in 152 transport projects ranging from a railway network upgrade in Poland to a road tunnel linking Slovenia and Austria.
Aviation 21-04-2017

Mastermind behind EU-funded ‘endless runway’ responds to critics

The mastermind behind an EU-funded idea to build circular runways has defended his brainchild after the concept came under fire from fascinated social media users.
Transport 02-06-2016

Zaventem’s Frankenstein airport provides a test case for the EU

Brussels’ Zaventem Airport has evolved into Frankenstein’s monster, processing more than 20 million passengers and millions of tonnes of cargo annually. And it’s growing, as jets fly round the clock over the rooftops of the city, write a number of concerned citizens and organisations.
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Transport 21-01-2016

Boeing in Europe: Innovation and Collaboration will advance EU Aviation Strategy

Boeing is supporting regulators and other stakeholders to address key challenges faced by the aviation system.
Transport 21-01-2016

New airline alliance takes off, aims at airport costs

In an unprecedented step, Europe's five largest airline groups, including budget carriers EasyJet and Ryanair, launched a new alliance on Wednesday (20 January) to combat rising airport charges amid a fierce battle with Gulf rivals.

Drones need stricter regulation, say pilots

Europe's association of professional airline pilots has expressed its concern over the sharp increase in the use of civil drones and the risks they pose to passenger aircraft. La Tribune reports.
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Aviation 31-12-2014

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

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
Transport 05-12-2014

EU to modernise its air traffic infrastructure

The air transport industry is to receive €3 billion from the European Commission to merge and improve Europe’s air traffic infrastructure, the EU executive announced today (5 December).
Transport 04-12-2014

Gibraltar dispute delays EU airspace reform

A British-Spanish territorial dispute over Gibraltar threatened to block implementation of an agreement by European Union member states on Wednesday (3 December) to merge national air corridors to create shorter flight paths and cut costs and carbon dioxide emissions.
Norwegian Air Shuttle is the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe
Competition 03-12-2014

EU says US delay on Norwegian Air licence breaches aviation deal

The United States violated an aviation deal with the European Union by taking too long to grant a license allowing budget airline Norwegian Air to boost transatlantic flights, the European Commission said on Tuesday (2 December).
Matthias Finger, Florence School of Regulation
Transport 22-07-2014

The Single European Sky: “We have a problem”

The project of a 'single European airspace' is currently in gridlock. Negotiators focus on fragmented solutions rather than building shared infrastructure through integrated technology, writes Matthias Finger.
Transport 11-07-2014

Brussels loses patience over Single Sky delays

The European Commission sent formal letters to 18 EU countries yesterday (10 July), urging them to improve their Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs), the cornerstones of a single European airspace, saying implementation delays were hurting consumers, airlines and the environment.
Transport 31-01-2014

MEPs put brakes on air services liberalisation

Members of the EU Parliament’s transport committee rejected yesterday (30 January) the European Commission’s attempt to fully liberalise air navigation services in the 28-country bloc, until further impact studies are carried out. 
Trade & Society 20-06-2013

EU’s single sky ambitions remain grounded by national air traffic jams

SPECIAL REPORT / Labour actions by French air traffic controllers who oppose longstanding EU plans to overhaul air traffic management demonstrate that efforts to improve aviation efficiency and reduce nuisances in Europe’s crowded airspace will not happen easily. EURACTIV reports from the Paris Air Show.
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Transport 11-06-2013

Air controllers go on strike over single EU sky

The European Commission on Tuesday presented proposals to speed up plans to centralise Europe's air traffic controls. The so-called Single European Sky hopes to merge Europe's fragmented airspace into 9 functional blocs, which would be supervised by only one European air-control traffic.
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Transport 11-10-2012

Brussels warns unified EU airspace plans off track

Brussels is planning to sanction EU countries who fail to co-operate towards creating a pan-European air space. In a bid to eliminate fragmentation and increase efficiency, the European Commission launched the so-called European Single Sky plan over 10 yeras ago. It aimed at condensating 27 national airspaces into 9 blocks. But member states are nowhere near meeting their targets.
Transport 10-07-2012

Parliament calls for airport slot reform

In a bid to tackle the expected doubling of air traffic by 2030, MEPs have called for increased transparency and competitiveness in the allocation of airport slots.
Transport 09-07-2012

EU’s ambitions for green air traffic rules grounded

SPECIAL REPORT / Europe’s plan to consolidate a patchwork of national air traffic control systems to reduce flight delays and boost environmental performance appears grounded for now, hampered by national governments’ inaction and fear of losing sovereignty. EURACTIV reports from the Farnborough Airshow.

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