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EASA certifies Airbus ROPS for A330 family of aircraft
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Airbus’s Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) technology for the A330 family of aircraft.
Saudia A330
IAFC places Trent engine order with Rolls
In a deal worth $930 million, Dubai-based lessor International AirFinance Corporation (IAFC) has ordered Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines for 20 Airbus A330-300 Regional aircraft to be leased to Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia).
Germanwings Task Force report recommends improved pilot assessments 
The European Commission (EC) has published a report into the March crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, compiled by a Task Force led by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
EC again warns member states to implement Functional Airspace Blocks
The European Commission (EC) has again written to five European Union (EU) member states as part of its July infringements package, warning them to implement their Functional Airspace Blocks (FAB) or face the European Court of Justice (CJEU).
Gatwick Airport mulls response to Heathrow third runway report
London’s Gatwick Airport is considering its response to the Airports Commission’s final report, which endorsed a third runway for Heathrow Airport.
Outstanding issues could sink Heathrow’s third runway proposal  1
Air quality and noise are the outstanding issues that could sink plans for a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport, according to the Airports Commission, which published its final report last week.
UK CAA ‘open to prefunding’ for Heathrow third runway; airlines object 
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said it is “open to pre-funding” as a means of contributing to the financing of the proposed third runway at Heathrow, attracting a considerable amount of resistance from the airline community.
EU-wide TCO safety authorizations issued to first 22 non-EU carriers
The European Commission (EC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have issued the first single air safety authorizations, which are valid throughout the European Union (EU), to 22 third-country operators (TCO).
European Parliament quizzes EASA, EC on post-Germanwings crash safety
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.
Ryanair 737-800
Ryanair launches online petition to stop ATC strikes in Europe 1
Ryanair has launched an EU wide online petition as part of its lobbying efforts to prevent strikes by small groups of air traffic controllers disrupting air travel in Europe.
EASA issues revised SIB on flights in volcanic ash contaminated airspace
The European aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) updating its earlier one (published in August 2014) on flight in airspace contaminated with volcanic ash.
Heathrow’s Terminal 1 opened in 1968
London Heathrow turns out the lights in Terminal 1  2
The last flight will depart from London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 1 late Monday as the airport prepares to decommission the facility after 47 years of operation.
European ANSPs prepare for first cross-border communications center 
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). Boeing 737-300
UK's spearheads effort to curtail disruptive passenger behavior 
UK leisure airline is spearheading a drive for industry-wide measures to tackle what it describes as a “shocking rise” in disruptive passenger behavior.
Airservices expands ADS-C oceanic trials for flight tracking 
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.

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