European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland




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European Commission - Fact Sheet

Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland

Brussels, 14 November 2018
Questions & Answers
What has been agreed on Ireland and Northern Ireland?
The EU and UK negotiators have agreed in full on the terms of the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The Protocol includes all the provisions on how the so-called “backstop” solution for avoiding a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland would work. This forms part of the overall Withdrawal Agreement and will apply unless and until it is superseded, in whole or in part, by any subsequent agreement. Both the EU and the UK will use their best endeavours to conclude and ratify a subsequent agreement by 1 July 2020.
As part of the Protocol, a single EU-UK customs territory is established from the end of the transition period until the future relationship becomes applicable. Northern Ireland will therefore remain part of the same customs territory as the rest of the UK with no tariffs, quotas, or checks on rules of origin between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK[1].

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CAA WARN UK, FLIGHT QUALIFICATIONS INVALID IN THE EU IF IT IS A NO DEAL BREXIT AFTER MARCH 2019


 
Students undertaking training and examinations for an EASA Part-FCL Licence. Will your commercial pilot qualifications be valid outside of the UK, if its a no deal Brexit? NO!!

In a shock announcement the UK Civil Aviation Authority today claims that 'competent authorities' training student pilots in the UK would NOT have their courses or flying qualifications recognised by the EU, should no Brexit deal be agreed between the EU and the UK, although existing training organisation approvals and/or declarations would remain valid under UK law.
Clearly to negate any uncertainty prospective pilots are advised to additionally train for and pass examinations that will be accepted under the EASA third country applications protocol.
In a terse statement the CCA said:
Where a Competent Authority other than the CAA would be the State of Licence issue, the European Commission has said that it would not recognise training courses conducted by UK-issued approved or declared training organisations where training for a licence, rating or certificate is completed after 29 March 2019.
However, EASA has said that it would accept third country applications from UK Approved Training Organisations, and such organisations may need to decide whether, in a non-negotiated withdrawal, they wish to retain both a national and also seek an EASA approval.

Therefore, students undertaking or considering commencing a course of theoretical knowledge or flight training for a pilot’s licence, rating or certificate are recommended to approach their current or potential future training provider to establish what approvals the organisation currently holds and what additional approvals it intends to seek in the event of non-negotiated withdrawal. This should assist them in determining how best to achieve their own personal training aims.

The CAA intends to continue to recognise current (and valid) EASA certificates and declarations for an initial period of up to two years, but no decision has been made about ongoing validity after this period.
Julian Bray Aviation Security Expert and broadcaster comments: There is already an acute shortage of qualified civil aviation pilots and this decision by the EU, effectively isolates the UK and in so doing, will put many flight training organisations effectively out of business from the end of March 2019




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Fwd: Hamburg announced as next host of CAPA’s Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit 2019

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, the world's most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry, is pleased to announce Hamburg, Germany as Host of the second annual CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit.
CAPA news release

 

CAPA – Centre for Aviation, the world's most trusted source of market intelligence for the aviation and travel industry, announces Hamburg, Germany as Host City of the second annual CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit.
 
 
The 2019 CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit will be held on 10-11 October 2019 at the Grand Elysée Hotel Hamburg.
 
New aircraft technologies, evolving passenger preferences and stable fuel prices have pushed LCCs (and restructuring full service airlines) to consider new growth opportunities in longer sectors. High fare long haul markets are ripe for disruption and airports/destinations are aggressively courting new  routes. New city pairs are emerging, and secondary airports are featuring regularly in the long haul low cost networks.
 
But it's not just fuel efficient widebody equipment that are changing the game – the new long haul narrowbodies are opening up vast new opportunities for airlines – and they'll be entering the fleets of airlines around the world in large numbers in the coming years.
 
The implications are profound, touching the entire travel value chain from airports to accommodation, ground transportation, distribution/payment and technology – and even corporate travel. Come to Hamburg in 2019 and hear how your world will change as low cost long haul really takes off.
 
 
CAPA – Centre for Aviation executive chairman Peter Harbison said: "After the success of the inaugural Low Cost Long Haul Summit in Seville, we are pleased to be bringing this important discussion back for another year.
 
We are delighted to be partnering with Hamburg Convention Bureau and Hamburg Airport, the gateway to such an intriguing destination that our delegates will thoroughly enjoy".
 
Hamburg Airport chief executive officer Michael Eggenschwiler commented: "We are delighted and proud that Hamburg will be hosting the CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit in October 2019. The première in Seville demonstrated the great interest for this new event in the industry calendar.
 
The low-cost long-haul segment represents an exciting field. In conjunction with the development of more flexible and modern aircraft such as the Airbus A321neoLR and Boeing's 737MAX, it offers a great deal of potential, and we will be engaging in depth with this aspect of the future in Hamburg."
 
Hamburg Airport hosts domestic, regional and international passenger, cargo and charter services from over 60 airlines, with low lost carriers making up 46 percent of total seat capacity.
 
 
 
       

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VIRGIN ATLANTIC DOUBLES SOUTH AFRICA CARGO CAPACITY


VIRGIN ATLANTIC DOUBLES SOUTH AFRICA CARGO CAPACITY
 
Virgin Atlantic Cargo has increased its support for South Africa’s thriving air cargo market with the start of a second daily service connecting London and Johannesburg.
 
The launch of double daily Boeing 787-9 flights is a boost to Virgin Atlantic customers in the US, who now have access to additional cargo capacity to South Africa over London.
Virgin is continuing to see strong demand for capacity to and from South Africa following on from positive revenue and tonnage gains on the route in 2017.
 
In the first eight months of this year, US-South Africa volumes have shown the biggest growth, up 8% year-on-year, while traffic from Johannesburg is 2% higher due to regular shipments of perishables – including pre-packed fruit salads, vegetables and stone fruits, as well as car parts, computer components, mining equipment and personal effects.
 
The route is also popular for courier traffic and customers moving valuable cargoes.
 
Dominic Kennedy, Managing Director of Virgin Atlantic Cargo, commented: “We are experiencing a high level of demand for capacity to and from South Africa, so the launch of a second daily service will go some way to providing the extra space our customers in the UK, US and South Africa need.
 
"On October 28, our first day of double daily services, both flights operated with payloads totalling 34 tonnes and we expect this to continue given the broad range of goods moving to and from Johannesburg. This is one of our best-ever years on the route, now served for over 22 years.”

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