Category Archives: Aviation EU

Aviation: EU extends the use of electronic devices on planes

The EU’s Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has today updated its guidance on the use of portable electronic devices on board (PED), including smartphones, tablets and e-readers. It confirms that these devices may be kept switched on in “Flight Mode” (non-transmitting … Continue reading

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The Commission welcomes agreement on global aviation emissions deal

The European Commission today welcomed the decision by the UN Assembly responsible for International Civil Aviation (ICAO) to decide on a global mechanism to tackle emissions from aviation. The Assembly has agreed to develop by 2016 a global market based … Continue reading

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Japan Airlines opens direct route to Helsinki

Measured in the number of flights, Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is the fourth most important airport in air traffic between Japan and Europe. Japan Airlines (JAL) has launched a daily route between Tokyo and Helsinki. According to Kauppalehti, the new route increases … Continue reading

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European Commission invests €600 million in new research to unblock congestion in Europe’s airspace

The European Commission has today announced €600 million of new funding to unblock congestion in Europe’s airspace. The Commission is looking to head off a capacity crunch as the number of flights is forecast to increase by 50% over the … Continue reading

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Aviation: EU and Israel sign agreement

In the margins of the EU Transport Council in Luxembourg, the European Union and Israel have today signed a comprehensive air transport agreement which will gradually open up and integrate their respective markets, develop an aviation area with common rules, … Continue reading

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Aviation: EU and Eurocontrol agree on stronger technical cooperation

The EU and the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) signed today in the margin of the Transport Council a high-level agreement. The agreement will provide a general framework for cooperation and will allow the Commission to … Continue reading

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Finnair to launch world’s easiest check-in service

Finnair will check in customers automatically and send boarding passes to the customer’s mobile phone. Finnair customers will soon be able to enjoy the world’s easiest check-in service. Starting from 28 November, Finnair will check in customers automatically and send … Continue reading

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EU challenges United States’ failure to remove illegal subsidies in Aircraft Trade Dispute

The EU today requested the establishment of a World Trade Organization (WTO) compliance panel to address the failure of the United States to remove WTO-inconsistent subsidies to Boeing in the DS 353 case, as it was required to do following … Continue reading

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Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of aviation equipment company Goodrich by rival United Technologies, subject to conditions

Following an in-depth investigation (see IP/12/308) the European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of Goodrich Corporation by United Technologies Corporation (UTC), both US-based companies active in the production and sale of aviation equipment on … Continue reading

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Skytrax awards four stars for services at Helsinki Airport

Helsinki Airport is consistently ranked among the best airports in Europe. Skytrax, the world’s leading passenger satisfaction evaluation website, has awarded four stars for the services at Helsinki Airport. Finnair’s services were also given four stars in the same survey. … Continue reading

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