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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.

Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre meeting

Maastricht Upper Area Control (MUAC) held its annual customer consultation meeting at London Heathrow to share and discuss...

ERA discusses key issues at JURG meeting

The Joint User Requirement Group (JURG), a long-established airline working group concerned with avionic and airspace...

Airline Insolvency Review workshop

This was the fourth Airline Insolvency Review workshop and focussed on the commercial financing options available for the...

EUROCONTROL Agency Advisory Body Meeting

The Agency Advisory Body held its most recent meeting last week at the agency’s Headquarters in Brussels on 23-24 October. ERA...

EASA Stakeholder Advisory Body Meeting

ERA attended the fifth European Aviation Safety Agency’s Stakeholder Advisory Body Meeting at the agency’s headquarters in...

Latest meeting of ERA OEM Group

The General Assembly in Edinburgh provided the perfect opportunity for members of the ERA OEM Out of Production Type...

Well-attended Operations Group in Edinburgh

ERA’s Operations Group held its autumn meeting as part of this year’s ERA General Assembly on 9–10 October. The meeting was...

ERA attends IATA & SAGAS security meetings

ERA attended the 94th meeting of the Stakeholder Advisory Group on Aviation Security (SAGAS) at the European Commission in...

Latest ERA Air Safety Group meeting

This was the second meeting of the ERA Air Safety Group during 2018 and was hosted by ATR at Toulouse Airport on 19–20...

Co-operation between EUROCONTROL and SESAR DM

The SESAR Deployment Alliance (SDA), acting as the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM), and EUROCONTROL have signed a Memorandum of...

Operations Group meeting – registration open

The ERA Autumn Operations Group meeting is planned for 9–10 October 2018 as part of the General Assembly event to be held this...

ATC capacity continues to increase summer delays

En route ATC capacity continues to be the greatest contributor to performance delays reports the Network Manager, with the...

Summer traffic demand increases network pressure

The Network Manager, nominated by the European Commission and provided by Eurocontrol has reported a record increase in...

Performance-Based Navigation publication official

Following notification last month that the European Council had approved the content of the Performance-Based Navigation...

Joint Statement; European Aviation: No more delays

Joint Statement by Violeta Bulc, EU Commissioner for Transport and Karima Delli, Chair of the European Parliament's...

ERA attends ATR Worldwide Safety Conference

The ATR Worldwide Safety Conference was held in Bangkok from 26–28 June, with over 115 participants in attendance representing...

European Council adopts Performance-Based Navigation

After considerable discussion, the European Council has adopted the Performance-Based Navigation Implementing Regulation on 14...

EC welcomes progress on CORSIA

EC Commissioners Bulc and Cañete have issued a statement welcoming ICAO’s endorsement of the key parameters of the Carbon...

25th meeting of the ECAC Security Forum

ERA attended European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) SF/25, the 25th meeting of the ECAC Security Forum, at the offices of...

European Commission supports ERA on prioritised ADS-B rollout

The threat to regional air connectivity recedes following a meeting ERA held with the EC last week. ERA’s Director General and...

ERA meets with European Commission on ADS-B

ERA met with the Director of Aviation, Filip Cornelis at DG-MOVE last week to discuss the upcoming ADS-B mandate and the...

Trial of drone surveillance system

A successful trial of a ground-breaking drone surveillance system took place at ERA member London Southend Airport during the...

ECAC stakeholders discuss future of European ATM

Europe’s aviation sector needs to get digitally ready for the forecasted traffic growth of conventional aircraft and drones....

Auditors examine modernisation of European ATM

The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit of the deployment of SESAR, the technological modernisation programme...

Possible inclusion of air passenger rights in EU collective redress system

ERA would like to bring members attention to an issue of considerable concern for its airline community regarding the EU air...

ICAO state letter on lasers

The hazard posed by deliberate laser attacks against civil aircraft is a safety matter of increasing concern. With this in...

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...