Anne Paylor

Airways New Zealand, FerroNATS partner to train ATC students
Airways New Zealand has signed a contract with FerroNATS to offer air navigation students in Puerto Rico the chance to work with the Spain-based company.
Europe to exchange flight plan data with Middle East, Brazil
Eurocontrol has signed agreements to exchange flight plan data with both the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) of Brazil.
Helios awarded pivotal ATM harmonization study contract in the Gulf
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Air Navigation Committee has awarded aviation consultancy Helios a contract to develop a detailed study and implementation roadmap to harmonize air traffic management (ATM) provision across the six GCC states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
Airservices, Aireon to create space-based ADS-B platform in Australia 
Australia’s air navigation service provider Airservices has signed an agreement with global, space-based air traffic surveillance system provider Aireon to create a platform for tracking aircraft using space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) by 2018.
Industry unites against COP21 proposals to use aviation as finance source 
The commercial air transport industry is resisting calls within the draft text of December’s Conference of Parties (COP21) global environmental summit for aviation to be used as a source of finance to help fund climate change initiatives.
Call for government support in creating global MBM for aviation
The heads of 28 leading commercial aviation businesses and organizations have penned an open letter to governments worldwide calling on them to support aviation’s trailblazing efforts to reduce the industry’s contribution to climate change.
ATAG publishes handbook for reducing aviation's environmental impact 
The Geneva-based Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) has published a new report, Aviation Climate Solutions, which it anticipates will be used as a handbook or a ‘how-to’ guide for the aviation industry to improve efficiency and reduce aviation's impact on the environment.
Gatwick Airport pioneers new booking aid for connecting passengers 1
London’s Gatwick Airport has introduced a new booking service that enables connecting flights between low-cost and full-service airlines to be booked in a single transaction.
CAA report: Heathrow Airport noise significantly reduced 
London Heathrow Airport’s noise footprint is smaller now than it has been at any time since the 1970s, according to analysis by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
EU court rules technical problems are not ‘extraordinary circumstances’ 
In a landmark ruling, the European Court of Justice has ruled that technical problems cannot be defined as “extraordinary circumstances” when it comes to air passenger rights.
FAA spends $11 million to reduce runway incursions
FAA will provide $11 million in grant funding for eight US airports as part of its Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) program.
European committee warns against social dumping 
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has warned against social dumping in European Union (EU) civil aviation.
UK airlines reject APD proposals, call for abolition 
The UK airline industry has rejected government air passenger duty (APD) proposals and is calling for APD to be eliminated.
FLY Leasing sells 12 older aircraft for $240 million
Ireland’s FLY Leasing is selling 12 older aircraft from its portfolio for $240 million as the company continues its fleet renewal strategy.

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