China and EU sign bilateral aviation agreements

This week, the European Union and China signed bilateral agreements on civil aviation safety and a “horizontal aviation agreement,” allowing EU airlines to fly to China from any EU Member State with a bilateral air services agreement with China under which unused traffic rights are available. The agreements are expected to expand cooperation between China […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 24, 2019

EU-US Trade War Escalates Over Disputed Aviation Subsidies

(Bloomberg) — The European Union is preparing retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. over subsidies to Boeing Co., significantly escalating transatlantic trade tensions hours after Washington vowed to hit the EU with duties over its support for Airbus SE. The two sets of punitive measures are the latest twists in a 14-year-old dispute that the U.S. […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • April 9, 2019

UK and EU agree to protect flights in case of ‘no deal’ Brexit

Yesterday, the UK Department for Transport confirmed that flights to and from the European Union will continue unimpeded in the case of a “no deal” Brexit, agreeing to match a proposal from the EU to minimize flight disruptions. In a statement, the agency said that the planned policy follows UK technical notices from October 2018, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 8, 2019

BREXIT

The votes have been counted. In yesterday’s referendum on the UK’s future in the European Union, 52% of voters said “Leave” while 48% said “Remain.” The world’s financial markets, and Britain’s political landscape, shuddered in response. Stock markets dived worldwide. Oil prices plunged while the price of gold soared. The Pound dropped against the dollar […]
  • David Harris
  • June 24, 2016

Have Europe’s “Big Three” become the “Little Three”?

Yesterday, IATA published its summary of worldwide airfreight demand growth in September. That growth was minimal, with cargo traffic up just 1.0% year-over-year, very much in line with underlying growth since the beginning of the 2015. If there was anything in the report to generate optimism for the rest of the year, it was that […]
  • David Harris
  • November 5, 2015