Anne Paylor

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Australian government commits to second airport for Sydney
The Australian government has approved a second airport for Sydney after decades of debate. The airport will be built at Badgerys Creek in Western Sydney.
GreenSky London facility to be built on Essex former oil refinery site
The British Airways-Solena Fuels partnership will build the GreenSky London facility on the site of the former Coryton oil refinery in Essex. The facility, which will convert landfill waste into jet fuel, will open in 2017, two years later than originally planned.
Amadeus: Global travel on course for a ‘golden decade’ of growth 
The next 10 years are set to be a “golden decade” for global travel growth, according to a recent report released by Amadeus. The report, “Shaping the Future of Travel,” looks at macro trends driving industry growth over the next decade. It forecasts that overnight travel is set to grow by 5.4% a year over the next 10 years
Industry welcomes new EU rules on noise restrictions at airports
The final plenary session of the current European Parliament has adopted a new regulation giving national and regional authorities the right to have the final say in setting noise-related operating restrictions at European Union (EU) airports without intervention from the European Commission.
ICAO confirms Ukraine’s Black Sea air navigation rights
As tensions heighten in the Ukraine, ICAO has confirmed Ukraine’s exclusive right to provide air navigation services in international airspace over the Black Sea within the Simferopol flight information region (FIR).
European Commission gets tough on FAB implementation
The European Commission has launched the first infringement proceedings against European Union (EU) member states it believes are impeding progress on the Single European Sky (SES) through their failure to implement Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs).
Norwegian Air Shuttle Boeing 737-800
Kjos: Fleet financing savings, not labor issues, key to Norwegian’s Ireland base 
Norwegian Air International (NAI), the long-haul division of Norwegian Air Shuttle, is expecting to receive approval from the US and the European Union to launch international services from London’s Gatwick Airport in July.
Fiji Airways Airbus A330
Fiji Airways reports profit in revised FY; interlines with Etihad
Rebranded Fiji Airways (formerly Air Pacific) has reported a net profit of FJD14.5 million ($7.9 million) for the nine months to Dec. 31, 2013, compared with a net profit of FJD17.8 million for the preceding 12-month financial year.
European Commission revises aviation safety blacklist
The European Commission has updated its aviation safety list, also known as the airline blacklist, removing all airlines from Swaziland, as well as Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific.
EC proposes tough standards for civil RPAS in EU airspace
The European Commission has proposed tough new standards to regulate the operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in European airspace.
Aveillant secures funding to support 3D Holographic Radar 
UK 3D surveillance radar specialist Aveillant has secured up to £6 million ($10 million) worth of funding to continue growing its customer support infrastructure and supply chain following successful trials in the US and Scotland last year.
GMR-Megawide Consortium wins 25-year Mactan-Cebu Airport concession
The Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority have awarded a 25-year concession to GMR-Megawide Consortium to upgrade and expand Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA).
ICAO adopts protocol to address disruptive passengers
An ICAO Diplomatic Conference has adopted a protocol to address what the organization describes as “a troubling escalation in the frequency of incidents involving disruptive and unruly passengers on scheduled commercial flights.”
NATS trials new approach procedure to reduce holding in Heathrow stacks 
UK air navigation services provider (ANSP) NATS has begun trials of a new cross-border operational procedure aimed at reducing the amount of time aircraft hold in stacks on approach to London’s Heathrow Airport.
EasyJet Airbus A319
EasyJet agrees to long-term deals with Gatwick and Luton airports
UK low-cost carrier easyJet has signed seven- and 10-year deals with London’s Gatwick and Luton airports, respectively, enabling the airline to commit to growth at those locations.

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