Brian Humphries

October 4, 2007 - 11:26am

At the end of this month, Brian Humphries will take over as chief executive of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), succeeding Fernand Francois, who is retiring after 12 years in the post. Humphries, who has been EBAA chairman since 1996, will retire from his day job as managing director of Shell Aircraft, the international flight department of the Royal Dutch Shell energy group.

October 4, 2007 - 10:31am

The task force established by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) to deal with the issue of regulating fractional ownership expects to issue new proposals by next month. The task force has indicated that it is working toward “an accommodation” with the FAA, but has warned that European rules will not necessarily “mirror” the FAA’s Part 91 Subpart K regime.

September 27, 2007 - 6:35am

The European Parliament and Council of the European Union are debating the inclusion of aviation in Europe’s Emissions Trading Scheme (a so-called “cap and trade” system for CO2 emissions) under the European Community’s “co-decision process.” Key votes are due this month from the transport and environment committees of the Parliament, before a plenary session next month potentially sets its final form in concrete if the two Community instituti

September 27, 2007 - 6:11am

Eric Mandemaker has assumed the role of CEO of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), replacing Brian Humphries, who has been named EBAA president.

September 26, 2007 - 6:33am

The fate of Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport is in the hands of local voters, who on October 17 can cast ballots in favor of keeping the historic downtown gateway open. No fewer than 170,000 pro-Tempelhof votes will be needed to force a full public referendum on the issue next year, with the outcome to be determined by majority (provided at least 25 percent of registered voters cast a ballot).

September 24, 2007 - 3:32pm

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and NBAA are forming a permanent global industry advisory group to gather input on the development of new communication, navigation and surveillance technologies and new air traffic management concepts.

September 19, 2007 - 12:11pm
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The European Parliament and Council of the European Union are debating the inclusion of aviation in Europe’s Emissions Trading Scheme (a so-called “cap and trade” system for CO2 emissions) under the European Community’s “co-decision process.” Key votes are due next month from the transport and environment committees of the Parliament, before a plenary session in November potentially sets its final form in concrete if the two Community institut

July 18, 2007 - 11:29am

Although foreign operators are unhappy over the complications they face in obtaining clearances to fly non-U.S.-registered into the U.S., in general the post-9/11 security rules are not insurmountable.

May 22, 2007 - 9:15pm

European politicians and the wider environmental lobby have made it clear that aviation is firmly in their sights in the struggle to halt what is broadly perceived as manmade global warming. Yesterday, here in the opening session of the EBACE conference, the business aviation community made it   clear that they aren’t hiding from the issue.

May 21, 2007 - 6:31pm

Show exhibitors here at EBACE 2007 are expecting to break last year’s attendance records. Speaking at the EBACE press lunch on Monday, EBAA chief executive Brian Humphries hinted at  10,000-plus visitors, which would surpass last year’s total of 9,743 registered attendees.

 
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