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Economy & Jobs 11-01-2018

French Vinci gets concession for Belgrade airport

The French Vinci Airports corporation will manage Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Airport for the next 25 years. The government is counting on the concession boost investment in the airport, but not all are convinced.
Aviation 08-08-2017

Why European passengers pay more for their flights than they should

The EU has failed to make airports competitive and fair for travellers. It needs reform, writes Thomas Reynaert.
Transport 21-09-2016

How to make Europe’s airports safer

It might sound counterintuitive for an industry – especially in the UK – to call for it to be regulated by the EU. Yet this is what British ground handlers are calling for, writes John Geddes.
Transport 12-07-2016

Member states to impose ‘no-fly zones’ for drones

Within weeks, the European Commission is expected to conclude the first EU rules for all types of unmanned aircraft, in which the  ‘geofencing’ of airports and city centres will come as a top priority.

Hackers bombard aviation sector with over 1,000 attacks per month

As airlines and airports increasingly become targets of cyber attacks, the EU’s aviation safety agency has urged taking cyber threats “seriously” by launching a common strategy.
Climate change 23-06-2016

Brussels and NGOs share doubts over France’s Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport

Three days before the vote on the future of the Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport, a host of environmental issues remain unresolved. The European Commission has joined NGOs in expressing serious concerns over the project. EURACTIV France reports.
Transport 07-06-2016

Commission wants aviation deals with growing markets by 2019

European Commission will start negotiating comprehensive aviation agreements with United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Turkey, and countries from the Southeast Asia region, after member states gave the green light on Tuesday (6 June).

Airport security chiefs question controls outside terminals

Following the terrorists attacks in Brussels on 22 March, airport security chiefs are calling for heightened intelligence cooperation.
Euro & Finance 03-05-2016

Terrorism hits economic growth, as Commission unveils spring forecast

Security concerns and the risk of new terrorist attacks are expected to further damage European economies in the next few months, against a backdrop of the weak economic growth seen in the EU over the last years, the European Commission warned in its spring economic forecasts on Tuesday (3 May).
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 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.
Transport 03-12-2015

US mulls visa restrictions on EU travellers after Paris attacks

Lawmakers were introducing legislation this week tightening the program that allows millions to travel to the United States without a visa, as Congress moves to enhance security following the deadly Paris attacks.
Transport 12-11-2015

MEPs call for strong action against subsidies for Gulf airlines

The European Parliament called for fair competition from the Gulf countries in the aviation sector.
Competition 28-07-2015

Brussels orders France to reclaim Ryanair subsidies

The European Commission has taken Paris to court for failing to recover nearly €10 million in anticompetitive subsidies paid to Ryanair and Transavia. EURACTIV France reports
Transport 14-07-2015

Germany confirms gaps in airport security monitoring

Berlin has admitted to failings in airport security checks, causing the Left Party and the Bundespolizei to call for their de-privatisation. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Aviation 02-07-2015

Clean Sky in Action

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.
Transport 17-06-2015

Vraneš: Cutting aviation emissions starts on the ground

SPECIAL REPORT / While airlines are under the gun to cut their greenhouse gas emissions, a new EU-financed study by researchers from Germany, Ireland, Italy and Serbia suggests that airports waste significant amounts of energy. By taking relatively inexpensive steps, airports could save money, cut energy consumption - and reduce emissions.
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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
Regional Policy 16-12-2014

EU millions wasted on white elephant airports, say auditors

Millions of euros of EU money was wasted on too many airports, on airports that are too close together and do not attract enough passengers, the European Court of Auditors has found.
A tiny device, shown here mounted upstream of a circular opening used to equalise the pressure in wing fuel tanks, reduces the whistling noise produced by the Airbus 320. [Photo courtesy of Lufthansa]
Transport 16-07-2014

Small is beautiful: How a tiny device cuts aircraft noise

SPECIAL REPORT / The name - vortex generator - sounds more complex than the device itself. Yet the small component developed by German researchers provides a big solution to noise produced by one of the most widely flown passenger aircraft.
Transport 15-07-2014

As aircraft become quieter, health concerns about noise grow louder

Millions of urban Europeans are exposed to aviation noise that contributes to stress, high blood pressure and even weight gain, say health specialists who want stronger measures to make flying quieter.
Competition 11-02-2014

MEPs join forces to raise EU state aid limit on regional airports

A group of lawmakers has called on the European Commission to raise the state aid threshold for regional airports, arguing they are “vital” to the local economy and create “thousands of direct and indirect jobs”. But green campaigners disagree entirely and back what they describe as a “balanced” set of rules.

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