Anne Paylor

Articles by Anne Paylor
Lion Air in talks to build new Jakarta Airport 
Indonesia’s Lion Air parent company Lion Group has confirmed it is in talks to build an airport to serve Jakarta, where severe congestion is crippling commercial air transport growth.
NATS, Airbus ProSky partner to address ATM industry challenges
UK air navigation services provider NATS has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbus air traffic management (ATM) subsidiary Airbus ProSky to develop joint market propositions for increasing capacity and improving the efficiency of the air traffic system.
Kosovo upper airspace reopens to civilian overflight traffic after 15 years
Fifteen years after the Kosovo crisis, NATO has allowed civilian air traffic overflights through the republic’s upper airspace (Flight Level 205 to Flight Level 660) with the opening up of five direct routes.
Rendering of Airbus A320neo in Lufthansa livery
Lufthansa makes engine selections for 70 Airbus A320neo family aircraft
Lufthansa Group has placed an order worth more than €1 billion ($1.37 billion) at list prices for CFM International LEAP-1A engines for 40 Airbus A320neo aircraft it ordered last year.
European Commission examining four cases in EU ownership and control crackdown
The European Commission has released further detail about non-European Union (EU) investments in European airlines that it is examining to see if they comply with the region’s ownership and control rules.
Big Hub Resurgence 

In February, the European Commission and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) held a ground-breaking summit in Singapore, aimed at fostering more and better direct air services between the two trading blocs.

EU stepping up enforcement of laws on airline ownership, control
The European Commission is calling on states to ensure airline acquisitions are in compliance with EU laws on airline ownership and control following Etihad Airways’ expansion into Europe.
Commission to launch scoreboard to monitor progress on EU transport initiatives
The European Commission has unveiled plans to launch a European Union (EU) Transport Scoreboard to track how member states are doing in terms of implementing EU initiatives aimed at improving transport efficiency and connectivity in Europe.
SESAR completes second i4D trajectory flight trial
A second initial 4D (i4D) trajectory flight trial has been conducted as part of a joint project by members of the European Union-funded Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking (SJU).
Heathrow cites Garuda withdrawal as evidence of UK’s single-hub need 
In the increasingly bitter war of words between London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports—fueled by the ongoing Airports Commission study into the UK’s future runway capacity needs—Heathrow has cited Garuda Indonesia’s withdrawal of its planned direct London service as evidence that only a hub can sustain long-haul routes.
UK CAA confirms Stansted passenger, cargo services free from economic regulation
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published its final decision on future economic regulation of Stansted Airport, and confirmed the airport will not require an economic regulation license for any of its passenger and cargo services from April.
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Ryanair secures stable financial rating
Rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) has given European low-cost carrier Ryanair a BBB+ long-term credit rating and said the outlook for the airline is stable.
UK Kent’s Manston Airport in consultation over closure
Manston Airport in Kent, in the UK Southeast, has begun a period of consultation with staff over the possible closure of the airport.
NATS UK under pressure despite improvements
UK air navigation services provider NATS reports that the environmental and operational efficiency of UK airspace improved during 2013, as measured by its 3Di metric.
UK-Ireland airspace begins dynamic sectorization trials
The UK-Ireland Functional Airspace Block (FAB) has launched an operational trial to test new ways of delivering air traffic control services to airlines.

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