Anne Paylor

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Europe to exchange flight plan data with Middle East, Brazil 
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.
Helios awarded pivotal ATM harmonization study contract in the Gulf 
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.
Airservices, Aireon to create space-based ADS-B platform in Australia 
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.
Industry unites against COP21 proposals to use aviation as finance source 
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.
Call for government support in creating global MBM for aviation
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.
ATAG publishes handbook for reducing aviation's environmental impact 
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.
Gatwick Airport pioneers new booking aid for connecting passengers  1
London’s Gatwick Airport has introduced a new booking service that enables connecting flights between low-cost and full-service airlines to be booked in a single transaction.
CAA report: Heathrow Airport noise significantly reduced 
London Heathrow Airport’s noise footprint is smaller now than it has been at any time since the 1970s, according to analysis by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
EU court rules technical problems are not ‘extraordinary circumstances’ 
In a landmark ruling, the European Court of Justice has ruled that technical problems cannot be defined as “extraordinary circumstances” when it comes to air passenger rights.
FAA spends $11 million to reduce runway incursions 
FAA will provide $11 million in grant funding for eight US airports as part of its Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) program.
European committee warns against social dumping 
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has warned against social dumping in European Union (EU) civil aviation.
UK airlines reject APD proposals, call for abolition 
The UK airline industry has rejected government air passenger duty (APD) proposals and is calling for APD to be eliminated.
FLY Leasing sells 12 older aircraft for $240 million 
Ireland’s FLY Leasing is selling 12 older aircraft from its portfolio for $240 million as the company continues its fleet renewal strategy.
Ryanair 737-800
Ryanair denies CAA claims of passenger rights breach 
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said it would be taking legal steps to ensure Ryanair changed its policy on paying flight delay compensation.
Blogs & Commentary
Mar 22, 2017
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Keep calm, but don't carry on!

The British Airways statement on the new rules forbidding laptops and other personal electronic devices in carry-on on certain flights is so British....More
Mar 21, 2017
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Casting a cloud over a movie star & a little boy sharing carrot juice

Have years of work by Emirates and other airlines to cultivate a safe, friendly image in the US been spoiled in one fell swoop?...More
Mar 21, 2017
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Trying to make sense of the new TSA electronics ban

I flew to Abu Dhabi for a short work trip in January and, if I’m honest, I found the security and screening processes at that airport ahead of my flight back to Washington DC a bit annoying. However, given today’s announcement about new US security rules for flights from that airport and nine others, most of them also in the Middle East, the focus of my annoyance has changed....More
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