Airline Focus

Ireland Retains Air Travel Tax

September 12, 2011 0

THE IRISH Government has announced that it will retain the €3 air travel tax in a bid to stimulate the country’s economy and tourism.  The tax, applied to passengers leaving Irish airports, was reduced for […]

Airports

Boeing Lends a Hand

September 12, 2011 0

US-BASED aerospace company Boeing has signed a memorandum of understanding to assist leading Russian airports to increase efficiency and capacity.  The agreement, signed at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2011, will result in the […]

Legislation

eXaminer SX Receives EU Approval

September 12, 2011 0

THE EXAMINER SX explosives detection system (EDS) from L-3 Security & Detection Systems has passed the EU Commission Regulation Standard 3 under the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Common Evaluation Process (CEP) of Security Equipment. […]

Legislation

Passenger Tax Rises

December 8, 2010 0

AVIATION EXECUTIVES have hit out at the UK Government’s decision to proceed with pre-announced plans to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) on all flights leaving the country, a move they claim will ultimately damage the […]

Airports

Better not Bigger?

November 15, 2010 0

A conference titled The Future for Aviation in the UK considered the new British Government’s philosophy, as Roy Allen reports. The likelihood of a totally different regulatory regime with a new government, whose views on […]

Air Cargo

Champ Meets Nigerian Regulations

September 17, 2010 0

ON AUGUST 12 Champ Cargosystems announced that seven freight carriers operating to and from Nigeria, including Cargolux, are using its solution to comply with Nigeria’s new Advanced Customs Information requirements.  Under the regulations, announced on […]

Legislation

EU Advised to Follow US’ Lead

July 23, 2010 0

THE EUROPEAN Regions Airline Association (ERA) is calling on the European Commission to revise its passenger rights law with claims that the US Department of Transportation’s own rules: “puts Europe to shame”. Mike Ambrose, Director […]

Legislation

US Airlines Hit Out at Emissions Proposals

July 23, 2010 0

THE AIR Transport Association of America (ATA), the trade organisation representing the leading US airlines, has been successful with its legal challenge into the proposed unilateral extension of the European Union’s emissions trading scheme to […]

Legislation

EU To Ease Liquid Rules

June 21, 2010 0

THE EUROPEAN Commission has announced that it plans to ease the security restrictions currently applied to the amount of liquids passengers can take aboard aircraft by April 2013.  This will be possible because it wants […]