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Aviation 09-03-2020

UK set to eject out of EU aviation regulator

The United Kingdom will leave the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) at the end of 2020, according to Britain’s transport minister. Shifting responsibility back to its own regulator could cost the UK £400m over the course of a decade though.
Aviation 06-09-2019

EU watchdog insists own safety tests needed on grounded Boeings

The Europea Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will run its own tests on Boeing's grounded aircraft rather than simply accept the assessment of its US counterpart, the regulator's head said this week, marking a break with international air safety convention.
Aviation 19-03-2019

Boeing crash could be ‘scandal to rival Dieselgate’, say MEPs

The European Parliament’s transport committee quizzed the head of the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Monday (18 March) about the ongoing investigation into a crash that prompted agencies around the world to ground Boeing MAX aircraft.
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Digital 20-09-2017

L’EASA fête ses 25 ans à Bruxelles le 19 octobre

Depuis 25 ans, l'Alliance Européene pour l'Ethique en Publicité (EASA) a favorisé la promotion d'une meilleure publicité grâce à une autorégulation efficace.
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Digital 19-09-2017

The EASA is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Brussels on October 19th

For 25 years, the European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA) has been successfully promoting better advertising through effective self-regulation.
Aviation 16-06-2017

EU aims to regulate drone traffic from 2019

The EU's air traffic management body unveiled on Friday (16 June) a proposal for regulating the use of unmanned aircraft (drones) in low-level airspace from 2019, saying it should help create "a strong and dynamic EU drone services market".
Aviation 05-04-2017

EU regulator says airline ‘laptop ban’ may compromise safety

Europe's aviation regulator voiced concern on Wednesday (5 April) over the risk of battery fires in the cargo holds of passenger planes after US and British authorities banned certain electronics from passenger cabins.
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Aviation 28-03-2017

Europe struggles to tackle cyber attacks in aviation

Cyber threats to the aviation sector are rapidly becoming a major issue for airlines, aircraft manufacturers and authorities. But Europe is finding legacy problems and new challenges to address cyber risks for its air transportation systems.
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.
Transport 19-04-2016

Europe eyes Iran as alternative aviation route

The EU and Iran will discuss a horizontal agreement on air transport in the coming months, seen as a first step to bolster cooperation that could reduce the influence of United Arab Emirates and Qatar as hubs for long-haul flights.
Transport 24-03-2016

Germany reluctant to strengthen pilot checks on first anniversary of Germanwings crash

EU authorities have criticised the German government for ignoring EU air safety recommendations and failing to bolster pilot medical checks, after the Germanwings tragedy that killed 150 passengers and crew members on 24 March 2015.
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Transport 17-03-2016

Europe urged to set up own aircraft threat warning system

European countries must do a better job sharing information on the risk to civil aviation over conflict zones, said a report commissioned after the downing of MH17 over Ukraine and published Thursday (17 March).
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.
Pilots
Transport 05-05-2015

Europe toughens up pilot training rules to prevent accidents

European aviation safety regulators introduced new training requirements on Monday (4 May) to help prevent accidents by pilots losing control of planes in-flight, such as during a stall or in bad weather.
Transport 21-01-2013

Pilots to protest over EU flight duty proposals

Unions representing airline pilots and flight attendants plan a European-wide demonstration on Tuesday (22 January) against proposed EU regulations on flight duty times, though officials say the action is unlikely to disrupt travel.
Transport 01-10-2012

Air safety agency proposes new limits on flight duty

Europe’s aviation safety regulator today (1 October) recommended 30 new regulations that agency officials say would make flying safer but acknowledged would not make either airlines or trade unions happy.

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