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Aviation 11-07-2019

European airline chiefs push back against flight shaming, carbon taxes

The heads of some of Europe’s largest airlines hit back on Wednesday (10 July) against efforts to discourage Europeans from flying, arguing the industry was making huge strides in cutting its carbon footprint and that there was no shame in air travel.
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 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.
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.
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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).
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.
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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