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Campaigners criticise Luton Airport’s bid to have noise control planning condition set aside

A group campaigning for noise control at Luton Airport has criticised the latest documents, released on the council’s planning website by Luton Airport operators, to have a key noise control planning condition set aside.

HS2 vulnerability and Cargiant row could sink Old Oak development

Old Oak and Park Royal Corporation (OPDC) bosses have admitted that the precarious position of High Speed 2 and challenges to the local plan by Cargiant could threaten development plans.

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  • EASA publishes new rules on drone operations European rules on drones should ensure drone operations across Europe are safe and secure, European citizens’ privacy are safety are respected and drones are able to circulate freely, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said June 11 as the new rules were published. read more
  • US House panel to hold second Boeing 737 MAX hearing June 19The US House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee will hold its second hearing on the status of the Boeing 737 MAX June 19, which will feature testimony from groups representing airlines, pilots and flight attendants. read more
  • Irish LCC Ryanair buys Maltese startup airline Malta AirIrish LCC Ryanair is purchasing Maltese startup airline Malta Air, adding another brand to its portfolio as it continues with plans to transition to a holding company structure overseeing separate airline brands. read more
  • South African Airways appoints interim CEOSouth African Airways (SAA) has appointed general manager for operations Zuks Ramasia as acting CEO following the resignation of Vuyani Jarana. Ramasia assumed her new role June 10. read more
  • IATA AGM 2019: UIA may switch MAX order to Airbus narrowbodiesUkraine International Airlines (UIA)—which had planned to take delivery of three Boeing 737 MAX 8s beginning in mid-April—is considering switching from Boeing to Airbus aircraft as a long-term fleet strategy step. read more

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  • Airbus to display a range of its products at the Paris AirshowIn the flying and static displays at the show, Airbus will demonstrate its efficient range of commercial aircraft. The daily flying display will include Airbus’ long-range leaders including the A350-1000 flagship – the world’s most efficient large widebody, and the A330neo which offers double-digit fuelburn improvements over its predecessor. Towards the end of the week and on the weekend, a Hi-Fly A380 will also be in the flying display.

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