On 29 and 30 May, the EU Cybersecurity Agency ENISA and the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA will host a technical training session on incident response, incident handling and artefacts analysis at ENISA’s headquarters in Athens, Greece.
The EU Cybersecurity Agency ENISA and the European Aviation Safety Agency EASA, will host the second training on cybersecurity in aviation on the 29th and 30th of May in Athens.
Europe’s largest airlines were forced to pre-emptively cancel more than 800 flights ahead of a planned strike by French air traffic controllers set to begin at 18:00 today and last until 05:00 on March 23rd. The French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) requested airlines adjust their flight schedules in France by 30%, but services flying over French airspace (overflights) will also be affected. Heavy delays and further last-minute cancellations are to be expected.
ENISA launches this call for participation to invite experts in security of different sections of the transport sector to participate in its expert group.
ANIMA project has been presented to policymakers at the European Parliament on the 6th of March 2018. ANIMA stands for Aviation Noise Impact Management through Novel Approaches and is funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. Finnish MEP Merja Kyllönen (GUE/NGL) hosted the breakfast meeting during which over 50 guests gathered to hear the ambitious goals of the aircraft noise-tackling initiative.
Today, the CEOs of A4E’s member airlines have reiterated their concerns on the poor implementation of the EU airports regulation (Airport Charges Directive) which has undermined Europe’s competitiveness and thwarted the creation of more than 200,000 jobs. Various studies, including by IATA, have revealed that charges at the largest European airports have doubled in 10 years (2006-2016) while average air fares intra-Europe have fallen from €199 to €96 in this same period.
In addition to the EFSI operation with Valamar, the EIB is also pleased to announce the signature of a EUR 15m loan to HBOR to support investments targeting biodiversity conservation and climate adaptation, particularly focusing on green infrastructure projects. This operation benefits from the support of the Natural Capital Financing Facility (NCFF), a financial instrument developed jointly by the EIB and the European Commission. The loan will be accompanied by technical assistance to help HBOR identify and foster eligible business and public-sector investment opportunities in this strategically important field to encourage green growth.
Isavia has secured a ISK 12.5 billion (EUR 100 million) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The funds will be used to renovate existing infrastructure in addition to making capacity investments at Keflavik International Airport, in order to respond to substantial passenger growth. The agreement signed today closes Isavia’s funding needs for 2018.
The Western Balkans Investment Summit brought together at EBRD Headquarters high-level government officials, including all six Prime Ministers, and private sector participants to discuss opportunities and challenges across the region. Regional transport connectivity featured high among the topics discussed to boost economic growth. It was also the subject of a dedicated discussion panel.