Transport Committee Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have held discussions with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) executive director Patrick Ky and the European Commission (EC) on how to improve aviation safety in the wake of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps in March.
The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA)—along with Iceland’s airports and air navigation services provider ISAVIA—are creating the first cross-border aeronautical communications center, with the installation of mirror voice communications control systems (VCCS).
Australia’s air navigation services provider (ANSP) Airservices has implemented satellite-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) trials in its oceanic airspace, making the country one of the first to comply with international requirements for tracking suitably equipped flights.
UK-based environmental lobby group Transport & Environment has called on Europe to work more closely with the US to beef up global regulation of aviation emissions following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) findings that emissions from aircraft are harmful to human health.
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