About: European Single Sky

Brexit 30-01-2018

Aviation industry prepares for bumpy Brexit ride

Gearing up for a chaotic Brexit, UK's aviation, generating an annual turnover of £22 billion (€25 bn) per year, is preparing for the worst. It is also one of the sectors most reliant on regulation and, as a consequence, vulnerable to a chaotic Brexit, with the UK potentially excluded from the Single European Sky and SESAR (Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research) programme.
Biofuels 09-03-2017

EU sees ‘strategic advantage’ of biofuels in aviation

In sectors like aviation where decarbonisation options are limited, there is a strategic advantage in encouraging the use of biofuels, a European Commission official has said.
Transport 13-10-2016

Global deal to curb aviation emissions ‘not enough’, MEPs warn

European lawmakers on Wednesday (12 October) gave a lukewarm reception to the landmark deal reached by the 191 members of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to limit aviation emissions.
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.
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Transport 14-12-2015

Why Aviation Matters – Reviewing the potential of the EU Aviation Strategy

The air transport industry is a catalyst for economic growth and social development. The aviation sector generates more than 3 million jobs in the European Union (EU) while the air transport industry supports more than €675 billion in GDP in Europe.
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.
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.
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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.