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ERA’s objective in its work on policy and technical issues is to protect members from burdensome regulation, to raise the profile of our sector, promote its contribution to Europe and to focus and prioritise on regulatory and technical issues which are relevant to regional airlines.

ERA's Policy and Technical department deals with a wide range of issues for members and ERA Groups, workshops, conference calls and webexs are arranged to address topics of greatest interest or perceived threats to members. There are also regular updates on the Policy and Technical department's activities via social media, Members' Update, the regular policy documents and Regional International.

Simplified waypoint naming for PBN procedures in France

The French Air Navigation Service Provider, DSNA has announced that a new simplified and harmonised waypoint naming convention...

ERA holds latest Safety Group meeting

The latest meeting of the ERA Air Safety Group took place on 6–7 December and was held at the headquarters of the Royal...

Planned Dutch aviation taxes

In a joint letter to the Dutch Minister of Finance, ERA and other aviation associations urge the Dutch Government not to...

ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit 2017

ERA attended the ATAG Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva in October. The summit brought together over 360 aviation...

Successful Operations Group meeting in Athens

ERA’s Operations Group held its second meeting of 2017 during the association’s annual General Assembly at the Athenaeum...

ERA attends latest IOC meeting

ERA attended a recent meeting of the IOSA Oversight Council (IOC), held at the IATA offices in Montreal on 13-14 September....

EC appoints new Director of Aviation

The European Commission has appointed Mr Filip Cornelis as a Director Aviation to its transport department (DG MOVE) on 1...

ERA holds latest Safety Group meeting

The latest meeting of the ERA Air Safety Group was held on 19–20 September, and hosted by Eurocontrol at their headquarters in...

Free Route Airspace in Europe moves closer

The introduction of free route for both the implementation of Direct Routings and of Free Route Airspace (FRA) within FABEC...

European Investment Bank financing announced for two ERA members

Following nearly four years of intensive lobbying activity by ERA and our members, the European Investment Bank (EIB)...

INEA CEF Blending Call Phase 2

Following the SESAR Deployment Manager 2017 Consultation Campaign Kickoff Meeting held in Brussels on 14 February, where the...

ERA regional airline pilot supply study

ERA is proposing commissioning a study to determine the challenges faced by regional and small European airlines in ensuring a...

UK government airspace policy consultation

The UK government is seeking to create a framework for making balanced decisions on the design and use of airspace and...

Surveillance Performance and Interoperability Regulation Revision

ERA is participating in the preparation of the anticipated revision of the European Surveillance, Performance and...

Proposed changes to aviation frequency use

The UK communications regulator has decided to allocate frequencies in the aviation frequency band to the Programme Making and...