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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.

EASA Ground Handling Conference

Ground handling incidents statistically represent one of the largest threats to aviation safety. With ground handling now...

Re-energising discussions on key financial matters

Under the umbrella of the ERA Chief Financial Officers' Group, CFOs met in London on 28 February and 1 March in the format of...

Meeting of airspace users with DG MOVE and SES

On 25 February, ERA and other airspace user associations met with Henrik Hololei and Christine Berg, Head of Unit, Single...

UK CAA Brexit guidance for operators

If no deal for leaving the EU is agreed between the EU and the UK, Airline Operating Licence and Air Operator’s Certificate (...

European Plan for Aviation Safety Workshop

The European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) is built on a proactive approach to support the future growth of aviation while...

ERA Industry Affairs Group meets in Brussels

The first IAG meeting of this year was held on 4–5 February in ERA’s Brussels office and addressed all the hot topics around...

‘Rethinking Your Travel’ Alcohol & Tourism Summit

Excessive alcohol intake by air passengers is one of the top three risks to aviation safety. The summit, organised by the...

Urgent need for RP3 targets to meet the needs of European air passengers

ERA, along with AIRE, A4E, EBAA and IATA, have written to Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport at the...

SESAR 'Any controller, any airspace' initiative

SESAR members NATS, skyguide, COOPANS (LFV) and INDRA have conducted an initial validation exercise of a solution which aims...

First Transport Cybersecurity Conference

This inaugural event that took place on 23 January 2019 brought together stakeholders from the aviation, maritime and railway...

SESAR Deployment Manager Datalink Workshop

The SESAR Deployment Manager held a Datalink Services Workshop (DLS) on 17 January in Brussels to present the current...

EASA publishes European Plan for Aviation Safety 2019–2023

EASA has published the European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS) 2019–2023 edition. The EPAS provides a coherent and...

Latest BALPA Security Group meeting

ERA continues to keep appraised of security developments that may affect the industry and members, and recently attended the...

New CFO Workshop

Under the umbrella of the ERA Chief Financial Officers' Group, we are planning a CFO Workshop to be held in London during...

Safety talks in Tallinn

The third and final meeting of the ERA Air Safety Group for Group for 2018 was held in Tallin, Estonia on 5-6 December. Hosted...

EUROCONTROL Provisional Council 50

ERA attended the fiftieth session of the EUROCONTROL Provisional Council on 29 November, held at the agency headquarters in...

ERA opens second European office

ERA has opened its second, European office. Based in Brussels, it is located within the Eurocontrol building in Rue da La...

ERA calls for urgent action in advance of Brexit

On behalf of ERA’s 205 members, ERA has called for urgent action in advance of the UK leaving the European Union. Recognising...

European Investment Bank round table discussion

The European Investment Bank, based in Luxembourg, held a meeting with ERA late last week as a means of updating the...

Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre meeting

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

Airline Insolvency Review workshop

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

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...

Auditors examine modernisation of European ATM

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

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...