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Female and Male Air Traffic Controllers with Headsets Talk in Airport Tower. Office Room is Full of Desktop Computer Displays with Navigation Screens, Airplane Departure and Arrival Data for the Team.

IATA Calls for Action on European ATC Troubles

    The Director General of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Willie Walsh, calls for action on the performance of European Air Traffic Control (ATC) which has recently come under critical scrutiny as it disrupts summer travels.

    ESA Picks Inmarsat to Develop New ATM Infrastructure in EU, Alitalia First Airline Partner

    Through a joint initiative, Inmarsat and the European Space Agency (ESA) will optimise the airspace and airport capacity in Europe, reducing flight times, aircraft fuel burn, and associated CO2 emissions.

    Dubbed the Iris Service Evolution program, Inmarsat will head a consortium of more than 30 companies across the aviation industry who will collaborate to develop a technical, commercial and operational roadmap for Europe’s long-term air traffic communications demand.

    Alitalia is the official airline partner of the newly created Iris consortium.

    France Transport Disruptions Reach Etihad Elite Flyers

      Disruptions caused by French transport strikes today have affected millions, even the top-tier travelers on Etihad Airways’ white-glove service.

      The airline has issued an announcement informing passengers that its premium chauffeur service to and from Charles de Gaulle Airport is temporarily unavailable.

      “Our team will be available to assist guests on arrival at Charles de Gaulle Airport and provide information on the availability of alternative private transportation in Paris, such as metro and train services, which, we are advised, are expected to operate a normal service,” the airline states. “We apologize for the inconvenience caused and expect a regular chauffeur service to resume soon.”

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