European Union

February 19, 2008 - 10:39pm

The environment is everything these days for engine manufacturers and suppliers, as initiatives such as the recently launched European Commission Clean Sky program drive ever more advanced ideas on reducing emissions and noise.

December 17, 2007 - 11:25am

Six months ago, when 10 new states joined the European Union (EU), the lifting of trade and political barriers enlarged the world’s largest borderless marketplace to 450 million people. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta joined the existing 15 member states on May 1. In 2007 Bulgaria and Romania are likely to join the EU, with Croatia and Turkey to follow eventually.

October 15, 2007 - 10:58am

Business aircraft passengers and crews are facing fines and delays after inadvertently falling afoul of French Customs regulations on currency. According to FBOs at Paris Le Bourget Airport, customs officers there are rigidly enforcing the requirement to declare currency in excess of £7,622 ($8,239) when arriving in or departing from France.

October 10, 2007 - 5:29am

Galileo, Europe’s $4.2 billion rival to GPS, is in jeopardy of cancellation following clashes between EU nations over project budgeting, officials said. Several EU nations have voiced concern about Galileo’s high cost, complaining they have been left out of commercial bidding negotiations. The first Galileo satellites need to be launched by 2005 or Europe may have to forfeit frequencies allotted by the International Telecommunications Union.

September 27, 2007 - 7:35am

ERA member airlines continue to express concern about proposals for a significant overhaul of regulations governing the region’s deregulated air-transport area. Any European Commission (EC) changes to the so-called “third package” rules agreed upon by the European Parliament and the EU Council of Transport Ministers will likely go into effect either next year or in 2009, according to ERA.

July 2, 2007 - 11:51am

Members of the Transport, Telecommunication and Energy Council of the European Union have accepted a proposal by the European Commission to assume control of Galileo, the European satellite-based navigation program.

June 12, 2007 - 9:55am

Members of the Transport, Telecommunication and Energy Council of the European Union have accepted a proposal by the European Commission to assume control of Galileo, the European satellite-based navigation program.

May 15, 2007 - 12:15pm

European taxpayers will shell out €2.4 billion ($3.25 billion) up front if a European Commission proposal that it assume control of the Galileo navigation program is approved. The executive body of the European Union announced its intentions after a consortium of eight private aerospace and telecom companies missed the May 10 deadline to appoint a CEO and submit plans to operate and maintain the system as a single company.

January 31, 2007 - 9:48am

Following a recommendation from the French civil aviation authority, Dallas-based CAE SimuFlite will be obtaining approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for additional maintenance training courses. SimuFlite’s maintenance training for the Gulfstream IV and V and the Falcon 2000 were the first programs to achieve EASA approval.

December 12, 2006 - 10:37am

“When China wakes, it will shake the world.” French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s assessment now lies at the heart of a major polemic between the U.S. and the European Union over the EU’s proposal to lift its arms embargo on the People’s Republic of China.

 
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