About: Aviation and airlines

Aviation 16-10-2017

Airbus exec.: EU ‘bonus’ for aviation biofuels may be too little

The European Commission’s proposal to incentivise the production of biofuels for aircraft with a 20% “multiplier” goes in the right direction, says Thierry Nowaczyk from Airbus. The question is whether this is enough to fill the price gap with fossil-based kerosene, he told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
Transport 22-12-2016

Aviation exec: Research in electric aircraft ‘developing very rapidly’

Industry interest in electric propulsion for aircraft is growing fast but the first hybrid-electric jetliner is “at least a decade away”, according to one aviation R&D executive.
Randy Tinseth speaks to EURACTIV at the 2016 Farnborough airshow
Transport 15-07-2016

Boeing: ‘UK’s aviation policy is in question after Brexit’

US aircraft maker Boeing confirmed its commitment to the UK's aviation sector during the Farnborough Airshow. But in the long run, the uncertainty generated by the country's exit from the European Union will be hard for business, says its Vice-President, Randy Tinseth.
Transport 04-07-2016

Airlines boss: ‘Passenger rights should be printed on the back of the ticket’

Negotiations over the gridlocked EU air passenger rights regulation need to be put back on track despite the UK-Spanish standoff over Gibraltar – otherwise both airlines and passengers will suffer, warns Laurent Donceel in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Brexit 10-05-2016

EasyJet CEO: Impact of Brexit ‘shouldn’t be overestimated’

Budget airline EasyJet's chief-exec Carolyn McCall told EURACTIV's partner WirtschaftsWoche why she's looking forward to fuel price increases and shared her thoughts on Brexit.
Transport 06-11-2015

Transport Commissioner starts long battle against Gulf aviation subsidies

Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc is seeking to level the playing field between European aviation companies and their rivals from the Gulf states, where heavy subsidies have given these big airlines a clear advantage.
Violeta Bulc
Transport 06-10-2015

Bulc: ‘More needs to be done on transport pricing and taxation’

Good progress has been made on transport safety and security in the last four years, according to Violeta Bulc. But more work lies ahead when it comes to pricing, taxation and modal integration relying on digitised information systems, she said.
Transport 17-06-2015

Engine executive: Using technology to trim aircraft emissions

SPECIAL REPORT / Building aircraft propulsion systems involves a balancing act between reducing fuel use and addressing noise and air pollution, a leading engine executive tells EURACTIV at the Paris Air Show.
Transport 17-06-2013

Aircraft engine exec: No more rock bands in the air

Since the dawn of the jet age, aircraft engines have gotten progressively quieter and technological developments will make them even easier on the ear, says Alan H. Epstein, who helps produce quieter and more fuel-efficient aircraft propulsion systems.
Regional Policy 12-07-2012

Regional rep.: Airport noise curbs are ‘very political decisions’

Decisions over night flights or flight routes are "very political" and have to balance between the national, regional and local levels, says Sergi Alegre Calero from the Airport Regions Conference (ARC). The European level, he says, should only interfere in cases where local populations and other stakeholders are not consulted or when their decisions are being ignored.
Transport 14-05-2009

Director: EASA to improve stakeholder consultation

EU air safety agency EASA has promised to incorporate more "communication moments" into the rulemaking process to make sure that stakeholders are not taken by surprise when new safety rules for airports and air traffic management (ATM) are proposed, EASA's director of rulemaking, Jules Kneepkens, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Transport 12-11-2007

Aircraft emissions: EP plans could ‘destroy our competitiveness’

Proposals put forward by Parliament's environment committee have "the potential to completely kill the competitiveness of the industry", the Association of European Airlines’ General Manager of Communications Françoise Humbert told EURACTIV in an interview ahead of a key vote in Parliament on including aviation in the EU's carbon emissions trading scheme. 
Transport 14-06-2007

MEP seeks tough line on plane emissions

Including aviation in the EU’s carbon emissions-trading system is the most cost-effective and flexible means of curbing the sector’s fast-growing emissions, German MEP Peter Liese (EPP-ED), Rapporteur on the proposal, told EURACTIV as Parliament prepares to examine the draft Directive.

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