EBAA Seeks Fair Bizav Access in Europe

 - November 4, 2011, 4:25 PM

While EBAA praised the European Commission’s new initiative to revise the regulation on airport slots, the association cautioned against an approach that could severely restrict business jet access at European airports where slots are required. If the EC were to follow all of the recommendations of a recent impact assessment report, EBAA said the number of passengers aircraft carry would be the sole performance indicator in the allotment of new slots, meaning business aircraft would likely be last in line for slots. EBAA is proposing that the best solution would be to guarantee a number of slots–based on historical usage–per day to business aviation operators at the European airports that require slots.