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April 19, 2011 - 10:45am

Aircraft operators assigned to the UK for compliance with the European Union emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS) are already facing additional “subsistence” (read administrative) costs, even before the requirement to pay for carbon emissions begins in January. Unlike most EU states, the UK government is requiring its Environment Agency to recover these administrative costs in full and directly from operators.

April 15, 2011 - 10:45am
The World Trade Organization has ruled that Boeing’s new 787 airliner has ben...

Neither the U.S. nor the European sides are giving an inch in the prolonged legal, political and public relations battles over allegedly illegal aerospace subsidies. The World Trade Organization’s March 31 ruling on Airbus’s complaint about alleged subsidies to Boeing has already prompted an indignant European Union to appeal on the grounds that it doesn’t sufficiently damn U.S. conduct. As of press time, the U.S.

April 12, 2011 - 8:22am
Supporters of the business aviation industry in the UK have until June 17 to ...

Britain’s coalition government–composed of an exotic combination of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats–is at war with itself in more ways than one. But its recent proposals for a new tax on private aviation are a prime example of this conflict.

April 1, 2011 - 5:15am

The FAA withdrew an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), released in July 2009, that solicited public comment on potential rules requiring a safety management system (SMS) for Part 21, 119, 121, 125, 135, 141, 142, and 145 certificate holders, product manufacturers, applicants and employers. This comment period closed on Oct. 21, 2009.

March 29, 2011 - 8:14am

Hundreds of aircraft operators in Europe and around the world are scrambling to meet this Thursday’s deadline to complete the requirements for monitoring, reporting and verification of 2010 engine emissions under the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (ETS).

March 28, 2011 - 5:30am

In an all-too-predictable development, members of Congress have launched their annual attack on the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, again forcing the Regional Airline Association (RAA) to devote disproportionate energy toward defending a relatively paltry $200 million out of the more than $129 billion in transportation spending the Obama Administration has proposed for FY2012.

March 26, 2011 - 9:30am

A trio of California congressmen have drafted legislation they hope will allow Bob Hope Burbank Airport and Van Nuys Airport to adopt operations curfews. The Valley-Wide Noise Relief Act seeks to exempt the two airports from the 1990 Airport Noise and Capacity Act (ANCA), which has prevented them from adopting comprehensive nighttime bans.

March 24, 2011 - 12:20pm

Middle East business aviation support group Nexus is relocating its main operations center to Saudi Arabia in response to violent political upheaval in Bahrain, where its head office has been located. The company, which is a subsidiary of Saudi group MAZ Aviation, will now make its Jeddah facility the focus of its flight-support work for business aircraft operators.

March 24, 2011 - 12:18pm

The UK government signaled its intention yesterday to start taxing business-jet passengers in a process that would mirror the country’s existing airline passenger duty (APD). A decision on the proposed per-passenger tax will be made in June, and if approved could be implemented as soon as this fall. What remains unclear is whether the tax would apply only to charter flights and what exemptions might be allowed.

March 11, 2011 - 9:45am
The venerable Beech 1900D still serves as the backbone of the U.S. Essential ...

In an all-too-predictable development, members of Congress have launched their annual attack on the Essential Air Service (EAS) program, again forcing the Regional Airline Association to devote disproportionate energy toward defending a relatively paltry $200 million out of the more than $129 billion in transportation spending the Obama Administration has proposed for FY2012.

 
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