The European Regions Airline Association has reported an average 2.5 per cent scheduled passenger growth for its members in 2010. In addition, the body – which represents some 70 intra-European airlines - the highest passenger load factor on record of 66.2 per cent was also recorded, indicating cautious recovery and a managed response to a second tough year.
With statistics showing that between 10 and 15 per cent of all fatal workplace accidents in Europe are linked to maintenance operations, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has joined forces with the Belgian EU Presidency to host a conference in Brussels today which shows how safe maintenance can increase occupational health and safety standards.
The USA Department of Transport has published proposals to increase protection for its air passengers. These proposed rules do not include any of the disproportionate and unbalanced standards that have been imposed on Europe’s airlines since 2005.