The European Commission has authorised Greece, under EU State aid rules, to extend by 20 years the concession granted to AIA to operate Athens International Airport. The fee AIA will pay for the extension respects market conditions, and therefore AIA receives no undue economic advantage or aid.
These are exciting times in air traffic management (ATM), driven not least by the continuing growth in air traffic, implementation of new technologies, and the evolution of various new airspace users. There have been some very significant improvements in ATM performance in recent times, yet the challenges keep growing and the pace of change continues to increase. The sense of excitement and anticipation will be prevalent at the World ATM Congress 2019 when the entire ATM industry reunites at its annual hub for business, networking, and discussions.
The European Commission has opened a formal investigation to assess whether agreements between booking system providers Amadeus and Sabre on the one hand, and airlines and travel agents on the other, may restrict competition in breach of EU antitrust rules.
European Member States expressed their positive opinion on the Commission’s draft aviation security package. The proposal includes a revision on background checks for aviation personnel which is an essential step to address so-called “insider threats” – a priority point in the global agenda on aviation security of ICAO and of the European Union.
Today European Member States expressed their positive opinion on the Commission’s draft aviation security package.
The rapid growth in air travel has made the task of controlling borders increasingly cumbersome. EU-funded research is developing pioneering new technology which will lighten the burden on weary travellers while simultaneously tightening security and facilitating ID control at the borders.
Update: the programme has been revised.
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The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether measures in favour of Ryanair at the German airport of Frankfurt-Hahn are in line with State aid rules. The Commission will also investigate certain measures in favour of the airport operator FFHG.