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Aviation in Europe

A focus on European Commission policy: Aviation in Europe

Violeta Bulc is European Commissioner for Transport and this article focuses on an aspect of her role that concerns aviation in Europe, as Jonathan Miles, Editor of Open Access Government discovers.
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flexJET project: Converting flexible waste biomass into sustainable aviation fuel

The Horizon 2020 flexJET project, coordinated by the University of Birmingham, will validate a new integrated process to produce sustainable aviation fuel from waste biomass, Dr Miloud Ouadi explains here.
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EU and Qatar reach aviation agreement

The EU and the State of Qatar have created an aviation agreement, which is the precedential agreement of its kind between the EU and a partner within the Gulf region.
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The rise of sustainable aviation fuels

Dr Simon Blakey, Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the Low Carbon Combustion Centre, The University of Sheffield explores the rise of sustainable aviation fuels
FlexJet Project

flexJET Project – developing sustainable aviation fuel

The flexJET Project produces a sustainable aviation fuel by combining regional and local supply and demand strategies in a circular economy.
Engineering licenses

EU may cease accepting Part-66 Engineering licenses post-Brexit

Recently the UK government warned that the European Aviation Safety Agency may cease accepting UK aircraft engineering licenses after the official Brexit deadline. This could impact how employable UK engineering graduates are, as well as damage the economy
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School leavers urged to consider career in air traffic control

As the UK’s airports gear up for what could be their busiest summer on record, NATS, the UK’s main air traffic service provider, is calling on students receiving their exam results to consider a career in the aviation industry.
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Millennials and aviation: Developing sustainable technologies

Jürgen Wiese, Chairman of European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) states the case for why millennials should fly with us, including the role of developing sustainable technologies in the aviation sector.
aerospace research

Leading aerospace universities unite to create aerospace research consortium

Leading aerospace universities are joining forces to provide the global aerospace community with a centralised point of engagement for the UK’s top university aerospace research capabilities.
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Aviation minister meets future talent at training academy in Norwich

Aviation Minster, Liz Sugg visited the International Aviation Academy to meet the students who will shape the UK's aviation future During a tour of the purpose-built facility in Norwich, alongside Chloe Smith MP, the minister was shown a full size operational aircraft which is used in flight simulations and spoke...
Inclusive Transport Strategy

New government strategy to improve all travel for people with disabilities

The Department for Transport has set out its Inclusive Transport Strategy, which will improve accessibility across all types of travel for those with both visible and less visible disabilities.
airports

UK airports set to benefit from revolution in autonomous vehicle technology

A new report commissioned by Aberdeen Standard Investment’s AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial and Property Unit Trust) has highlighted the scale of progress and future potential for the adoption of automated transport and logistics technology at UK airports
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Airports are ill-equipped to deal with a major cyber-attacks

Research conducted by PA Consulting Group reveals that most airports are ill-equipped to deal with a major cyber-attack.
aviation fuels

Sustainable aviation fuels, the next frontier for air transport

Michael Gill, IATA Director Aviation Environment imparts his expertise on sustainable aviation fuels and why he believes these are the next frontier for today’s air transport
scared of flying

Brits more scared of flying than ever before

According to a recent survey, over 21 million Brits are now more scared of flying compared to 10 years ago
Airborne

EUFAR – Looking to the future of airborne environmental research in Europe

Philip R.A. Brown from EUFAR AISBL at the UK’s Met Office takes us on a journey to explore the exciting future of airborne environmental research in Europe today Instrumented aircraft are an important scientific tool, allowing researchers to observe the atmosphere and land and ocean surfaces in support of a...
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Agenda 2030 and international aviation

Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary-General of the International Civil Aviation Organization, explores how international aviation contributes to Agenda 2030 by empowering local sustainable development through global connections Every 24 hours, some 10 million global travellers are being carried around the world on just over 100,000 flights. Commercial aircraft also carry over half...
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The key role of the aviation sector in the UK economy

Graham Bolton, Chairman of the British Aviation Group provides an insight into the role of the aviation sector within the UK economy The aviation sector plays a key role in the UK economy, contributing some £20 billion per annum to the economy and directly supporting around 230,000 jobs. The national...

Tailoring composite materials to achieve optimised wing designs

University of Bristol’s Jonathan Cooper and Olivia Stodieck explore different ways that composite materials can be used to build aircraft wings
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EUFAR – Coordinating airborne environmental sciences

Instrumented aircraft are an important scientific tool, allowing researchers to support a range of applications in environmental sciences, says EUFAR

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