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European Commission publishes first EU Transport Scoreboard

The European Commission has published today for the first time a scoreboard on transport in the EU. It compares Member State performance in 22 transport-related categories and highlights for most of these categories the five top and bottom performers. The Netherlands and Germany top the scoreboard with high scores in 11 categories, followed by Sweden, the UK and Denmark.

Aviation: Commission updates the European safety list

The European Commission has updated for the 23rd time the European list of airlines subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union - better known as "the EU air safety list".

On the basis of safety information from various sources and hearings before the EU Air Safety Committee, the Commission decided to remove all airlines from Swaziland from the EU safety list. There is also positive news for the Philippines, where Cebu Pacific Air is allowed to operate to the EU, and for Kazakhstan, where national carrier Air Astana is allowed to increase the number of its flights to the EU.

European Commission calls for tough standards to regulate civil drones

The European Commission has proposed on 8/04/2014 to set tough new standards to regulate the operations of civil drones (or "remotely piloted aircraft sytems" – RPAS). The new standards will cover safety, security, privacy, data protection, insurance and liability. The aim is to allow European industry to become a global leader in the market for this emerging technology, while at the same time ensuring that all the necessary safeguards are in place.

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  • Service provision towards the development of a public European environmental modelling suite for aviation12/03/2014

  • Study on the level reached in the process of harmonising the rules and procedures and on mutual recognition of certificates for materials, equipment and components, pursuant to article 10.2 of Regulation (EC) 391/2009.11/03/2014

  • Development of a video on Urban Mobility in the EU06/03/2014

  • Study on the completion of an EU framework on LNG-fuelled ships and its relevant fuel provision infrastructure, lots 1–4 17/10/2013

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