Daily Memo: Europe's Fit For 55—Airline Fears And Real Action
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When the European Commission (EC) revealed the details of its Fit for 55 package—aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 55% compared to 1990 levels in nine short years—the European airline industry’s main concerns were twofold.
Schiphol Airport Tests Solution For Particulate Emissions
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Royal Schiphol Group—the operator of Amsterdam’s airport—is participating in a trial to determine whether ultrafine particulate emissions around runways can be captured in mist, using a construction-industry technique.
The European Commission (EC) will take a closer look at TAP Portugal’s €3.2 billion ($3.8 billion) restructuring plan and has reapproved the Portuguese flag-carrier’s €1.2 billion rescue loan that had been successfully challenged by Ryanair.
Regional Specialist Falko Notes Interest In Embraer E-Jets
LONDON—Lessor and asset management company Falko Regional Aircraft reports particularly strong interest in Embraer regional jets over the first half (H1) of 2021, with the UK-based company adding to its fleet of the Brazilian manufacturer’s aircraft.
Vaccination Passports Key To Reopening Asia, Airport Exec Says
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Vaccination passports can play a key role in the recovery of aviation across Asia, according to Fukuoka International Airport’s chief commercial officer Chin Leong Teo, but the industry and governments must find common ground and ensure the solution is utilized as an enabler rather than an additional restriction.
Thailand Flight Restrictions Put Sandbox Under Pressure
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To curb soaring COVID-19 cases in Thailand, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has announced the suspension of domestic flights to and from Bangkok and other high-risk regions from July 21.
Canada to begin opening borders to vaccinated travelers, Emirates calls pilots back to the flightdeck, vaccination passports key to reopening Asia and more. Take a look at the daily roundup of air transport news.
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