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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.

Industry urges keeping EU261 revision on the Council agenda

As the revision of EU261 might not be on the agenda of the German presidency of the Council of the EU starting from 1 July,...

Webinar on H2-powered aviation

On 22 June, the H2-powered aviation event took place. Clean Sky and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking have...

EASA upgrades website & COVID-19 safety promotion

Launched last week, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has upgraded its...

Maintaining fair competition post-COVID

On 18 June, ERA held an online meeting with members, plus representatives from DG COMP and DG MOVE as well academic experts to...

First aviation round table meeting

ERA took part at the first virtual aviation round table meeting jointly organised by DG MOVE and DG COMP on 28 May. The...

Steer presents main findings of slot study

During a videoconference held by the European Commission on 3 June – in which several ERA members also participated – a...

Multiannual Financial Framework and Recovery Plan

On 27 May, the European Commission published the revised Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the Recovery pPlan (Next...

Better cooperation needed to ensure safe integration of drones

ERA, along with Europe’s leading aviation associations have called on the European Commission to develop an inclusive and...

ERA’s views given at webinar

On 13 May, ERA participated in a webinar hosted by the Global Humanitarian Aviation Organisation on the topic of the...

RP3 discussions with PRB in light of COVID-19

In light of the drastic downturn in flights as a result of COVID-19 and slow recovery expected over the next few years,...

TRAN and ENVI committee meetings held

On 11 May, both the TRAN and ENVI committees took place. Vice President Frans Timmermans give an overview on the future of the...

GHG emissions reduced by 8.7% in Europe

On 4 May, DG CLIMA published a note stating that the EU’s overall 2019 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have been reduced by 8.7...

EU ETS surrender deadline extension

Some ERA airline members are currently facing difficulties in meeting the EU ETS surrender deadline. Therefore, ERA has...

ERA holds bilateral with EUROCONTROL regarding KPI dashboard

Last week, ERA held initial discussions with the Network Manager regarding the creation of an ERA Air Traffic Management (ATM...

First online Industry Affairs Group meeting

The first ERA Industry Affairs Group (IAG) meeting of this year was held online on 1 April with a virtual presence of numerous...

ERA Environmental and Social Group meeting

On 2 April, the first ERA Environmental and Social Group meeting took place to discuss current environmental issues, and...

ERA takes lead role in the mitigation of operational air cargo issues

At the recent Network Manager Airline Operations Group, ongoing operational air cargo issues were highlighted, and it was...

EASA and EUROCONTROL initiate COVID-19 recovery planning

EASA and EUROCONTROL have started initial discussions with industry stakeholders in developing effective recovery planning in...

ERA supports reinforcement of flight efficiency principles

As a result of the sudden drop in demand due to the COVID-19 crisis, ERA, along with A4E, AIRE, ECA and the Network Directors...

Norwegian ambitions for electric aircraft

The report on Norwegian ambitions for establishing the electrification of short-haul passenger aircraft was published in March...

Second Sustainability & Environment Advisory Council (SEAC/2)

On 25 March the second Sustainability and Environment Advisory Council (SEAC/2) took place to discuss the impacts of COVID-19...

Ecolabel working group

On 24 March the Airline Working Group met to further discuss developments on the EASA Ecolabel initiative.

Please find...

ERA supports Flight Safety Foundation initiative

ERA members were asked to contribute to a Flight Safety Foundation initiative in the production of a roadmap of supplemental...

ERA Operations Group

The ERA Operations Group met on 11 March, where a number of key operational issues were discussed, including the latest...

Ground handling-related work streams

In context of ground handling (GH), there are several works streams in which ERA has been involved in order to keep its...

ERA presentation at the European Parliament

A working breakfast titled 'Higher Cost for European Consumers and SMEs through Airline Consolidation; took place in the...

ERA lobbies EASA SAB over EU261

Following on from the publication of the ERA study on EU261, ERA representatives were able to outline in more detail our...

PRB says states need to revise plans

The Performance Review Body (PRB) of the Single European Sky (SES) has published a report on the assessment of the performance...

Florence Air Forum on Air Services Regulation

The 13th Florence Air Forum on Air Services Regulation, organised by the Transport Area of the Florence School of Regulation,...

ERA supports NM Operational Excellence Workshop

On 13/14 February, ANSPs, Airspace User Associations, airports and the military met at EUROCONTROL to take part in the Network...

EASA Ecolabel initiative

If you are a member, you may access the information in the attached file.

For more information or if you would like to...

ERA Policy Asks

ERA (European Regions Airline Association) is a trade association representing the European aviation industry. Our membership...

Publication of the Steer study on EU261

Following the release of the study ordered by the European Commission and conducted by the consultancy Steer on the current...

CEFA meeting – 24 January

On 24 January 2020, the first Council for Environmentally Friendly Aviation associations meeting of 2020 was held, organised...

Highlighting EU261 safety implications

To support the concerns of its members, ERA has published a highlighting the impact of EU261 and the negative impact on...

EU finance ministers call for aviation taxation

Nine EU finance ministers (from Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Sweden)...

ERA signs joint stakeholder declaration on the future of the Single European Sky (SES)

ERA, with other representatives of the ATM stakeholders, has signed a joint declaration recognising that, as a result of how...

Publication of Strategy for Cybersecurity in Aviation

Under the European Strategic Coordination Platform (ESCP) initiative, representatives of European aviation stakeholders, as...