New measures to streamline and simplify the EU framework for aviation security, first put in place in 2002 after the September 11 attacks, came into force today. The revision is about better regulation – simplifying and improving procedures to make it easier for industry on a daily basis to implement safety controls, without any reduction in security.
on the economic impact of the volcanic ash cloud crisis on the air transport industry
Following the extraordinary meeting of transport ministers on 19 April 2010, Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas made the following statement:
Volcanic ash cloud: Press statement by Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas, responsible for transport
Over the last two days, the European Commission, with the assistance of Eurocontrol, has been co-ordinating a series of intensive meetings with national aviation authorities, air traffic control services, the airlines, airports and scientists.
Volcanic ash cloud: President Barroso launches European Commission action to address economic consequences
European Commission President Barroso today decided to set up an ad-hoc group to assess the impact of the situation created by the volcanic ash cloud on the air travel industry and the economy in general. The President wishes to ensure that the EU has the right analysis to be able to respond appropriately, if needed, and that any measures taken across the EU to respond to economic consequences of this situation are properly coordinated.
EU passenger rights continue to apply!