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.
Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew by an average of 3.2% in April, a decline compared to previous months, according to a report published by the Airports Council International European branch, ACI Europe.
The UK’s Unite union has begun preparing civil personal injury claims against a number of British airlines on behalf of 17 current and former cabin crew members who believe they have been poisoned by so-called fume events on board aircraft.
After two years of decline, European air traffic picked up in 2014, showing a 1.7% improvement over 2013, according to a report on the performance of Europe’s air traffic management (ATM) system published by the independent Performance Review Commission (PRC) of Eurocontrol.
The A6 Alliance of European air navigation service providers (ANSPs) has teamed up with Eurocontrol to define the pan-European ground-to-ground network infrastructure used for both voice and data communications between ANSPs.
Fitch Ratings has given Etihad Airways a long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of ‘A’ with a Stable Outlook, providing “further independent recognition of the strength of this business and of our strategy,” according to the airline’s CEO.
Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) president Tim Canoll said the wider public has to be educated about the threat laser pointers pose to aircraft and help law enforcement catch people shining lasers into cockpits....More
US airlines, particularly regional carriers, have expressed hope that strict pilot training requirements implemented by FAA in 2013 will be eased in FAA reauthorization legislation expected to be taken up by Congress later this year, but there will likely be a strong push back against any efforts to change the rules....More
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....More