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UK CAA offshoot to help Thailand win back safety oversight rating 
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has appointed CAA International (CAAi), the advisory arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), to help strengthen CAAT’s aviation safety oversight in compliance with ICAO.
EASA calls for more proactive approach to aviation regulation 
Aviation regulation is not keeping up with the fast pace of change in the air transport industry and needs to become more responsive to the changing operational environment, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) executive director Patrick Ky told the IATA Ops Conference in Copenhagen this week.
IATA’s Tyler calls on aviation to get better at communicating 
The commercial aviation industry has become much more adept in a changing operational environment at ensuring public confidence, but faces ongoing communications challenges, IATA DG and CEO Tony Tyler told the IATA Ops Conference in Copenhagen.
Sky Fall
There was unprecedented pessimism at the European Aviation Summit in Amsterdam on whether any real progress would be achieved on implementing the Single European Sky (SES) any time soon.
ANS completes transition from NATS to provide ATC services at Gatwick 
Air Navigation Solutions (ANS) has assumed responsibility for air traffic control services at Gatwick Airport, taking over from UK ANSP NATS.
CAAS signs Aireon to deploy space-based ADS-B in Singapore FIR 
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has signed an agreement with space-based air traffic surveillance system provider Aireon to provide space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data for the Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR).
Air New Zealand turns to 3D printing to reduce interior parts costs 
Air New Zealand plans to 3D print components for its Business Premier cabins, in a bid to leverage new technology to help reduce costs.
Dubai International Airport Concourse D
Dubai Airport opens $1.2 bn Concourse D  1
The new $1.2 billion Concourse D has opened at Dubai International Airport, increasing capacity at the airport from 75 million to 90 million passengers a year.
EU and China launch aviation cooperation project  1
The European Union and China have launched a €10 million ($11 million) aviation cooperation project, which will be managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and partners, to link technical cooperation with policy dialogue between the European and Chinese aviation authorities.
A4E to lobby for removal of all ‘unreasonable’ taxes on aviation 
The airline industry is taking Italy and Norway to task for introducing new passenger taxes that it says will hurt visitor numbers.
A4E airlines call on European Commission to address airport charges  1
The newly launched Airlines for Europe (A4E) is urging the European Commission to review its Airport Charges Directive in light of new data that shows charges at Europe’s top airports have increased 80% over the last 10 years.
European legacy, LCC carriers join forces in new A4E association  1
A new airline association, Airlines for Europe (A4E), was launched Jan. 20, bringing together Europe’s five largest airline groups—Air France-KLM, easyJet, International Airlines Group (IAG), Lufthansa Group and Ryanair.
New Realities 
Aviation has taken climate change to heart, and while critics say the industry is not doing enough and not doing it fast enough, there is evidence that aviation is making significant progress.
UK government criticized for delay tactics over runway capacity  1
The UK government has come under a barrage of criticism from the business community over its announcement late Wednesday to further delay a decision on desperately needed additional runway capacity in the South East.
Airlines urged to help combat illegal wildlife trafficking 
Air transport has come under the spotlight for its role in the transportation of illegal wildlife and the part it can play to help reduce that.
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