Anne Paylor

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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
Blogs & Commentary
Feb 16, 2017

Not all US domestic routes are created equal

For years, US airlines basically treated a 45-90-minute hop the same as a 5-hour transcontinental flight....More
Jan 30, 2017

Protesters at Washington Dulles are happy, well behaved

I took an international flight out of Washington Dulles Sunday evening so stepped down to the international arrivals lounge curious to see what was happening in light of the Trump travel ban that ignited protests over the weekend....More
Jan 24, 2017

Alitalia, the airline that broke the camel’s back?

Can Alitalia ever be a good-news story? It appears not for Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based airline that has become the latest in a line of companies to see potential in the Italian flag carrier but for whom good news seems an increasingly distant prospect....More
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