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.
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Airline association Airlines for Europe (A4E) is warning that scheduled Air Traffic Control (ATC) strikes in France could result in more than 1,000 flight cancellations and severe delays in the coming days.
Inmarsat and the European Space Agency have completed the first test flights for a project which will modernise Europe’s air traffic management infrastructure to make flights better for passengers and the planet.
The re-start of operations at Brussels Airport after the attacks of 22 March has been further complicated by industrial action by air traffic controllers in… Read More »Belgian ATC Strikes “Malicious” as Brussels Struggles to Restart Operations, IATA
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.
In a meeting with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) aviation leaders during the Singapore Airshow, FAA Administrator, Michael Huerta, has signed a milestone Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP) agreement… Read More »FAA Signs Milestone Collaborative Agreement with CAAS at Singapore Air Show
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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