Airline & Travel News: Airline News - Europe
Nov 3, 2008
AIA's Environment, Safety and Health Committee recently conducted three training workshops on REACH, the European Union's Registration, Evaluation and Authorization initiative intended to regulate chemical use and products in EU markets. The training modules are posted on AIA's Web site at www.aia-aerospace.org under Issues/Environment, Safety and Health. Oct 29, 2008
EU regulators estimate that new emissions policies approved Friday could add as much as $50 to the cost of a round-trip flight between New York and Europe beginning in 2012. Airlines say the combined annual cost to the industry could be as high as $4.4 billion. Oct 27, 2008
AENA Spanish jet overshot the runway and stopped metres from the sea as it landed in the Canary Islands on Friday but no one was hurt, Spanish airports operator AENA said. Oct 31, 2008
Air Europa, Boeing Air Europa Boeing 737 with 75 passengers on board an escaped uninjured after the aircraft overran the runway while landing at Lanzarote Airport in the Canary Islands today. Flight UX196 had been arriving from Glasgow at about 07:30. Images from the scene show the aircraft came to rest at the coastal end of the single runway, indicating it had been attempting to land on runway 21. Air Europa has a fleet of more than 30 737-800s. The jet involved is a leased eight-year old example. A spokeswoman says the 75 passengers, and an unspecified crew complement, were uninjured during the event, and claims the aircraft has not sustained damage. "It will go back to flying today," she says. Oct 31, 2008
Austrian Airlines Austrian Airlines reported a pre-tax loss of C[umlaut]9.4m for the third quarter and a net loss of C[umlaut]65.1m for the first nine months of this year. The results were announced as the airline said it was extending by two months the deadline date for bidders to buy the governmentAos 42% stake in the carrier. Alfred Oetsch, AustrianAos ceo, reporting the results, said the Audifficult business environment encountered in the first half-year 2008 once again deteriorated." Oct 28, 2008
Eastern Airways , London UK regional Eastern Airways will enter the busy London City (LCY) to Amsterdam route early next year. The move has been sanctioned by the OFT (Office of Fair Trading). It is part of a deal which will allow the Air France-KLM airline grouping to take control of Belgian airline VLM. VLM, the biggest user of LCY, will have to surrender some peak...