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.
The Gulf States’ no-holds-barred approach to aviation has seen remarkable payoffs. Their airlines have flourished in an Open Skies environment, and exploited to the full the large hub capacity being created at the region’s airports to meet growing demand.
More than 50% of global air traffic today travels through privatized or commercialized airports. Roughly half of that traffic travels through airports that are stock exchange listed, while the remaining half are privatized but not listed. How is their attraction measured?
Eurocontrol has signed agreements to exchange flight plan data with both the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) of Brazil.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Air Navigation Committee has awarded aviation consultancy Helios a contract to develop a detailed study and implementation roadmap to harmonize air traffic management (ATM) provision across the six GCC states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
Australia’s air navigation service provider Airservices has signed an agreement with global, space-based air traffic surveillance system provider Aireon to create a platform for tracking aircraft using space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) by 2018.
The commercial air transport industry is resisting calls within the draft text of December’s Conference of Parties (COP21) global environmental summit for aviation to be used as a source of finance to help fund climate change initiatives.
The heads of 28 leading commercial aviation businesses and organizations have penned an open letter to governments worldwide calling on them to support aviation’s trailblazing efforts to reduce the industry’s contribution to climate change.
The Geneva-based Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) has published a new report, Aviation Climate Solutions, which it anticipates will be used as a handbook or a ‘how-to’ guide for the aviation industry to improve efficiency and reduce aviation's impact on the environment.