New US ‘Passenger Protections’

US DEPARTMENT of Transportation (DOT) regulations aimed at providing protection’ for airline passengers came into effect in August.  They boost compensation for involuntarily ‘bumped’ passengers … More ››

Ireland Retains Air Travel Tax

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 … More ››

Boeing Lends a Hand

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 … More ››

eXaminer SX Receives EU Approval


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 … More ››

Passenger Tax Rises

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 … More ››

Better not Bigger?

Gatwick remains the world’s most efficient single-runway operation. (GIP)

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 … More ››

Champ Meets Nigerian Regulations

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 … More ››

EU Advised to Follow US’ Lead

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 … More ››

US Airlines Hit Out at Emissions Proposals

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 … More ››

UK Airports Policy: Fresh approach or recipe for disaster?

Is the new British Government’s decision to scrap plans for a third runway at London Heathrow a challenge or a catastrophe?  (KEY-Tom Allett)

Bruce Hales-Dutton explains that now may not be a particularly good time to be an airport lobbyist. A glance at the post-election list of UK … More ››