Anne Paylor

EASA issues revised SIB on flights in volcanic ash contaminated airspace 
The European aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) updating its earlier one (published in August 2014) on flight in airspace contaminated with volcanic ash.
Heathrow’s Terminal 1 opened in 1968
London Heathrow turns out the lights in Terminal 1  2
The last flight will depart from London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 1 late Monday as the airport prepares to decommission the facility after 47 years of operation.
European ANSPs prepare for first cross-border communications center 
The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA)—along with Iceland’s airports and air navigation services provider ISAVIA—are creating the first cross-border aeronautical communications center, with the installation of mirror voice communications control systems (VCCS). Boeing 737-300
UK's spearheads effort to curtail disruptive passenger behavior 
UK leisure airline is spearheading a drive for industry-wide measures to tackle what it describes as a “shocking rise” in disruptive passenger behavior.
Airservices expands ADS-C oceanic trials for flight tracking 
Australia’s air navigation services provider (ANSP) Airservices has implemented satellite-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) trials in its oceanic airspace, making the country one of the first to comply with international requirements for tracking suitably equipped flights.
Virgin Australia aircraft
Virgin Australia Cargo to launch July 1 
Virgin Australia will launch Virgin Australia Cargo on July 1 as part of the airline group’s Virgin Vision 2017 strategy.
Cardiff Aviation to launch new EASA-compliant ‘airline in a box’ 
South Wales-based MRO and pilot training business Cardiff Aviation is launching a new EASA-compliant aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) airline as part of its expansion plans.
Three more airlines sign up for SITA OnAir flight tracking system 
Three more airlines—Singapore Airlines, Royal Brunei and Norwegian Air Shuttle—have signed up for SITA OnAir’s flight tracking system, AIRCOM FlightTracker.
AEA calls for urgent adoption of new EU air passenger rights ruling 
Despite calls from the Association of European Airlines (AEA) for the urgent adoption of new EU air passenger rights regulation, the process remains bogged down in legislative complexity.
UK lobby group calls on EU, US to push for tighter emissions regulations 
UK-based environmental lobby group Transport & Environment has called on Europe to work more closely with the US to beef up global regulation of aviation emissions following the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) findings that emissions from aircraft are harmful to human health.
Air France Boeing 737-300
Air France-KLM targets further cost cuts under Perform 2020 
Air France is targeting cost savings of €650 million ($735 million) over the next three years as part of the Air France-KLM Perform 2020 plan, which succeeds the group’s Transform 2015 program.
UK trials show early promise of using TV signals as an alternative to radar 
Proof of concept trials are underway in the UK to evaluate whether standard TV signals could be used as a viable alternative to radar for tracking aircraft.
Flybe Bombardier Q400
Flybe bottom line dragged down by disposal of loss-making Finland JV 
UK-based regional carrier Flybe reported a net loss of £35.7 million ($55 million) for the full year ended March 31, down from a profit of £8.25 million in the previous financial year.
Passenger growth slows at European airports in April 

Passenger traffic at Europe’s airports grew by an average of 3.2% in April, a decline compared to previous months, according to a report published by the Airports Council International European branch, ACI Europe

British airlines face barrage of legal claims over toxic cabin air 
The UK’s Unite union has begun preparing civil personal injury claims against a number of British airlines on behalf of 17 current and former cabin crew members who believe they have been poisoned by so-called fume events on board aircraft.

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