Today the European Commission adopted the new rules for the operation of sailplanes – developed together with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and stakeholders. These new rules are delivering on the General Aviation Roadmap – a joint initiative of the Commission and EASA to simplify existing regulations for small and medium sized enterprises of the sector.
The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) is organizing the first Transport Cybersecurity Conference in cooperation with the European Commission (DG MOVE), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).
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.
The rapid growth in air travel has made the task of controlling borders increasingly cumbersome. Passengers frequently face long queues and the inconvenience of juggling bags, passports and tickets as they pass through airport controls. Portuguese company Vision-Box is working on a technology that allows travellers to store multiple ID documents (such as passport, citizen ID card, membership cards) in a smartphone which can then be used to permit hands-free authentication at authorised touch points.