European Union petition for international levy on Jet A1 fuel
Jan05

European Union petition for international levy on Jet A1 fuel

The European Union (EU) lobbying for an international tax on Jet A1 fuel in a move to finance climate action via levies on polluting industries. According to Wopke Hoekstra, EU’s climate commissioner, China, Zambia, Brazil and the Gulf nations are among those that have expressed interest in such a tax in talks leading up to the UN’s COP28 climate summit in Dubai. Unlike other fuels, Jet A1 (kerosene) is exempt from tax throughout the...

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Red Lines and Red Ink: Will Finances Trump Politics Over the UK’s Future in EASA?
Mar08

Red Lines and Red Ink: Will Finances Trump Politics Over the UK’s Future in EASA?

With just under two months left before the UK officially withdraws from the European Union, the future for the UK aviation industry, and that of its regulator (the CAA), remains as opaque as ever. It is no secret that both industry as a whole and the regulator in particular wish the UK to remain a member of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Speaking in September 2017, Andrew Haines – then Chief Executive of the CAA...

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No Deal Brexit for Pilot Training Organisations Based in the UK
Nov29

No Deal Brexit for Pilot Training Organisations Based in the UK

No Deal Brexit for Pilot Training...

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Brexit: Act Now to Safeguard Your Licence Privileges and Job!
Nov23

Brexit: Act Now to Safeguard Your Licence Privileges and Job!

Act now….! Is the advice to pilots, instructors and examiners from the UK CAA’s former Head of Licensing and Training Policy, Cliff Whittaker, who outlines how to avoid  the negative implications of a potential “hard Brexit”, and the effects the divorce could have on your licence. It is clearly stated on the CAA website that the CAA and DfT are firmly of the view that the CAA should remain a Competent Authority...

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