Anne Paylor

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.
EU Parliament group hosts high-level discussions on EASA future 
The European Parliament’s Sky and Space Intergroup (SSI) is holding high-level discussions on the future of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Etihad A380-800
Etihad bond issue raises $500 million for group partners 
The Etihad group of partners has raised $500 million on the international markets through a new funding vehicle, EA Partners IBV.
Inmarsat publishes results of Pacific ADS-C oceanic tracking evaluation 
Inmarsat has published the results of evaluation trials conducted earlier this year with Australia’s air navigation services provider (ANSP), Airservices Australia, to demonstrate oceanic flight tracking using Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) to meet ICAO’s new global standard of a minimum 15-minute reporting interval from the end of 2016.
CAAC backs third runway for Hong Kong 
China has endorsed plans for a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), according to the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA).
Report: Gulf airspace congestion could cost $16.3 billion in benefits 
Airspace congestion could potentially cost the Arabian Gulf region as much as $16.3 billion in economic benefits over the next 10 years if bottlenecks are not addressed.
Network Manager Operations Centre
Eurocontrol: Europe unlikely to meet 0.5 min. delay targets in 2015 
Eurocontrol has warned Europe will struggle to achieve European Union (EU) targets for en-route air traffic flow management (ATFM) delays.
The Third Way 
The UK government-appointed Airports Commission published its long-awaited report at the beginning of July, setting out recommendations for expanding aviation capacity in the UK.
UK shortlists 15 new regional routes for government startup funding  1
The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has short-listed 15 new routes from UK airports handling less than 5 million passengers a year that it believes qualify for government startup funding according to European Commission guidelines.
Swedish equity fund EQT VI takes majority state in Danish lessor NAC 
Swedish private equity fund EQT VI will take a majority stake in Denmark-based regional aircraft lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) as the latter aims to raise capital for further expansion.
Philippine Airlines voices concerns about UAE air treaty talks 
Philippine Airlines (PAL) says it is apprehensive about the ongoing air services negotiations between the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), echoing concerns raised by some US carriers about what it describes as “the unfair practices of UAE carriers”.
Dutch Safety Board will publish final MH17 report in October 
The Dutch Safety Board (DSB) has said it will publish its final report on the investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Oct. 13, 2015.
Pacific Rim ANSPs implement 14-minute oceanic flight tracking 
Pacific Rim air navigation services providers (ANSPs) Airservices Australia, Airways New Zealand and FAA are now using Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) technology to track aircraft across the Pacific Ocean every 14 minutes.
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