YOUR DAILY NEWSROUND OF AVIATION STORIES IN EUROPE
14 June 2016
Europe transport chief: Think bigger on EU-US Open Skies
Europe and the US should broaden their Open Skies transatlantic aviation agreement so that airlines can operate more like other businesses, unshackled by ownership and control rules, the head of the European Commission's transport directorate told a Washington DC audience.
Air Transport World
France's Nice and Lyon airports attract at least 16 bidders
The French airports of Nice and Lyon have attracted at least 16 bidders ahead of a July 4 deadline for firm offers.
The privatisation of France's two biggest regional airports is expected to yield up to 1.5 billion euros for the government.
Airlines expect Brexit may increase airfares by up to 30%
The UK Government, supported by airlines such as British Airways and EasyJet, is expected to seek access to Europe's single aviation market if Britain leaves the European Union (EU).
US government lawyer backs Norwegian Air claim
A key US government lawyer has backed Irish-based
International's efforts to get a licence that will allow it to fly to Boston from Cork and Shannon.
The Irish Times
EUROCONTROL and GCAA begin real time flight data exchange
On the basis of the cooperation agreement between the General Civil Aviation Authority of the UAE (GCAA) and EUROCONTROL in October 2015, real time flight data exchange has been successfully implemented on 6 June 2016 between both organisations.
Air Transport News
Here's the new passenger plane that Russia says will rival Airbus and Boeing models
A new medium-range passenger jet has been unveiled in Russia ahead of flight tests.
Irkut Corporation hopes the MC-21 - due to enter serial production next year - will rival Airbus and Boeing planes.
Cyprus showcases SESAR PBN benefits
The SESAR JU RISE project continues to prove the benefits of performance-based navigation (PBN) in Cyprus over the past two months.
Since February, more than 30 flight trials have been conducted in Larnaca, with 20 additional trials in Paphos.
Air Traffic Management