After urging the European Commission to implement COVID-19 testing in September, three aviation bodies have intensified the calls for replacing quarantine requirements prior to the holiday season in order to support the recovery of the industry.
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The open letter to the President of the European Commission has called for the development of an EU COVID-19 testing protocol for travel.
With a coordinated and consistent global approach to COVID-19, BARIG has said that passenger confidence in travelling will be restored.
In order to support its partners in the deployment of SESAR ATM modernisation projects amidst COVID-19, the SESAR Deployment Manager has introduced a range of measures.
Around 40 airport operators and airlines are currently involved in the EASA and ECDC COVID-19 guidelines monitoring programme, with Istanbul Airport being among the most recent additions.
International Airport Review spoke with EASA about the importance of having a consistent approach to COVID-19 health safety, and to learn more about its new aviation guidelines that were developed with ECDC.
ACI Europe has outlined that calls for the extension of the 80-20 airport slot waiver should only be considered following a data-driven and evidence-based approach.
ACI Europe's commitments and recommendations focus on the safe resumption of European aviation as COVID-19 travel restrictions begin to ease.
The three associations have welcomed the European Commission's call to lift all remaining COVID-19 European travel restrictions, including quarantine.
The first 10 companies to join EASA's COVID-19 programme include seven airports and airport operators from across Europe, as well as three airlines.
After releasing COVID-19 guidelines, EASA has now launched a programme to monitor the implementation of the outlined measures.
The aviation industry requires a coordinated approach and comprehensive framework if it is to navigate a recovery efficiently.
The European Commission (EC) is extending the deadline for ADS-B equipage in new aircraft by six months, to 7 December 2020.
The letter, sent to European Union leaders, outlines the need for a stronger Europe in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the coming recovery.
EASA's suggested rules work to maximise the commercial benefits of drones against the safety and privacy of citizens and the potential environmental impact.