• Council, European Parliament agree unilateral post-Brexit measures

    The two legislative branches of the European Union agreed a draft regulatory package of measures on 19 February to avert disruption in passenger and air freight connectivity between the EU and UK, if there is a no-deal Brexit on 29 March. The draft regulation awaits the outcome of Brexit and would

  • EU agrees open skies deal with Philippines

    The European Union (EU) and the government of the Philippines have concluded an air services agreement that commits the southeast Asian country to open airport slots for European airlines. The deal, which operates provisionally until formal approval is given by the European Parliament, incorporates

  • Europe hails small victories in the green campaign

    As flight volumes and passenger numbers continue their upward trajectory, it is becoming even harder to make a discernible difference in reducing the environmental impact of aviation The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), in co-operation with the European Environment Agency and Eurocontrol,

  • Metron aids Australian flow management for international flights

    Metron Aviation is providing software to support the Airservices Australia concept of operations for Long Range Air Traffic Flow Management (LR-ATFM). Metron will integrate implementing software for LR-ATFM into its Harmony platform, which the Australian air navigation service provider (ANSP) has

  • Panus continues electric GSE product development

    Thai manufacturer broadens its range of fully electric, zero-emission pushback tractors Panus Assembly, owner of the Bliss-Fox brand of ground support equipment (GSE), is introducing a line of all-electric pushbacks onto the market following the launch of the green F1-340E in 2018. The company

  • UK-owned carriers face access restrictions in no-deal Brexit scenario, Bulc confirms

    EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc has reiterated that access restrictions will be imposed on UK-owned airlines should the country crash out of the European Union with no deal on 29 March. Speaking in Brussels in late January after meeting Turkish transport and infrastructure minister Mehmet

Airports Airports

  • Keen appetites driving Americas route development

    Start-up airlines and established carriers announced new services during the Routes Americas conference on 12–14 February, reflecting how the air transport sector in the region is expanding and providing more business opportunities for airports. Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC)


  • Interview: Ben Marcus, Chairman AirMap

    Safety and security aspects associated with operating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) remain in the public eye after a spate of high-profile temporary airport shutdowns, most recently on 15 February at Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. Industry and regulators are co-operating

Equipment Equipment

  • ASEAN open skies motivate Laos

    Aviation infrastructure in Laos is being upgraded in line with the continued evolution of the liberalised single aviation market (SAM) in the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). “By investing in infrastructure and [a regulatory] framework, we are drafting a seamless

Security Security

  • Rapiscan raises the curtain on ORION

    Rapiscan has launched the first products in its new ORION range of security inspection devices, for faster and more accurate checkpoint screening of bags and small parcels. Three new solutions (the 918CX, 920CX, and 922CX) were announced on 28 January with additional models