A new measure to open up defense procurement by European countries to greater competition is finally coming into force this year. In January 2009 the European Parliament approved the European directive on defense and security procurement, which should greatly increase the percentage of defense contract opportunities that EU governments offer to bidders from other European countries.
Biobor JF, the fuel biocide made by Hammonds Fuel Additives, has been reinstated as an approved biocide by the European Union until the end of this year. "The process to obtain recertification in the EU was cost prohibitive when Hammonds first researched the process," according to the company, but the EU approved Biobor's use for all aviation applications in late June. Hammonds
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) yesterday appealed to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body two findings in the panel report on European subsidies (EU) to Airbus in late June. In its appeal, the U.S.
A plan for the industrial and technological base of future European military aerospace moved forward with the signing of a contract for a one-year study to be conducted by Sweden’s Saab group. Alexander Weis, chief executive of the European Defence Agency, and Mats Palmberg, vice president and head of business development and marketing for Saab Aeronautics, signed the agreement, valued at approximately $512,000, here at the Farnborough show.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has estimated that airlines lost $1.7 billion in revenue during the six days the eruption of a volcano on Iceland spewed ash across the continent, completely closing airspace in the UK and severely disrupting operations throughout the northern part of Europe.
Researchers across Europe have made substantial progress in their pursuit of the cleaner, more fuel efficient engines that will be needed if air traffic is to continue growing without its environmental impact becoming unacceptable.
A new measure to open up defense procurement by European countries to greater competition will become law within the next 18 months. The European Parliament approved the European Directive on Defence and Security Procurement on January 14. This should greatly increase the percentage of defense contract opportunities that EU governments offer to bidders from other European countries.
European Regions Airline Association members face three “front-line” issues as they prepare for their annual general assembly in Manchester, England, this month: the environment, the so-called Single European Sky (SES) and safety regulation. Director-general Mike Ambrose concedes that the industry’s concerns haven’t changed much over the past year, but the scrutiny on these topics has become “more intense” since the last general assembly.
European nations apparently have resolved their objections over budgeting of Galileo, Europe’s $4.2 billion rival to GPS. Several EU nations had voiced concern about Galileo’s high cost, with some countries, most recently Spain, complaining they had been left out of commercial bidding negotiations. Under the final plan, Spain’s share increases from 9.5 percent to 10.25 percent. The cost of Galileo is being shared by 15 European countries.
Leaders of Europe’s aerospace industry met with the president of the European Central Bank (ECB) at its Frankfurt headquarters on July 10 to express their “deep concern regarding the impact on their industry of the rapid and extreme fluctuation of the U.S. dollar compared to the euro,” according to the AeroSpace and Defense Industries Association of Europe (ASD).