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 […]

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. […]

Day of reckoning for Europe

Today, citizens of the United Kingdom are voting on whether to remain in the European Union, or leave. The vote is the result of a referendum called by Prime Minister David Cameron, and both the “Remain” and “Leave” campaigns have (like political campaigns in other parts of Europe and in the US lately) been unpleasant. […]

European (dis)Union

Looked at through the lens of aviation, the European Union seems to be trying to go in two opposite directions at the same time. On one hand, the European Commission has just published what it calls “a new Aviation Strategy for Europe.” This four-part plan includes initiatives to accelerate the Single European Sky project; to […]
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