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  • PICTURE: FusionMan conquers the Channel

    <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>The Swiss pilot known as <A ...

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  • PICTURE: FusionMan conquers the Channel

    News | 27 Sep 2008 14:13 | Jeffrey Decker

    <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>The Swiss pilot known as <A href="http://www.jet-man.com/prod/index_en.html">Fusion&nbsp;Man </A>has flown across the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on">English Channel</st1:place> <A href="http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=SzoGQjfH6iA">strapped&nbsp;under his jet-powered personal wing</A>. </SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Yves Rossy landed in <st1:City w:st="on">Dover</st1:City> at 13:19 on Thursday after his launch aircraft took off from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Calais</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">France</st1:country-region></st1:place>. At more than 2,500m (8,200ft), Rossy leapt from a Pilatus Porter, unfolded his 2.4m wing and engaged its four tiny jet motors. He made the 35.4 km trip in under 10min at estimated speeds of 161km/h (100mph), gently contorting his body the whole way in lhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-FusionMan-conquers-the-Channel-316609/
  • Royal Air Maroc to add Lille from Casablanca

    News | 23 Nov 2005 16:18 | Victoria Moores

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Royal Air <span class=spelle>Maroc</span> (RAM) is expanding its French regional connections through a new service which will connect <st1:City><st1:place>Casablanca</st1:place></st1:City> and <span class=spelle><st1:City><st1:place>Lille</span></st1:place></st1:City>.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>The new route will begin at a thrice-weekly frequency from 14 December, but by summer 2006 a further frequency will be added.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>RAM is also considering adding a further link to <span class=spelle><st1:City><shttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Royal-Air-Maroc-to-add-Lille-from-Casablanca-289233/
  • Denied-boarding compensation set to enter force in 2005

    News | 19 Dec 2003 12:33 | Graham Dunn

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Controversial European Commission (EC) legislation covering passenger compensation rights is likely to enter force in early 2005 after the European Parliament overwhelmingly gave final approval for the bill.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The Parliament backed amendments made in October following discussions between Parliament and European Council officials to resolve outstanding issues.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The new rules will enter into effect a year after publication in European Union’s Official Journal, which is likely to occur early next year. Parliament rejected Council recommendations that the rules be enforced within three months, to give airlines more time to prepare for the financial impact of the legihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Denied-boarding-compensation-set-to-enter-force-in-2005-273551/
  • BAA settles retail dispute with Eurotunnel

    News | 04 Jan 2001 17:49 | Tom Gill

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>UK major airports operator BAA says it has resolved its six-month dispute with trans-English Channel tunnel operator Eurotunnel over the poorly performing retail concessions in Calais in France and Folkestone in the UK. </P> <P>In an out of court settlement ending the 15-year contract with the tunnel operator, BAA will carry out a phased handover of the retail facilities to Eurotunnel through 31 March 2001.</P> <P>The move, which ends legal proceedings against Eurotunnel initiated by BAA last June, comes less than three weeks before the two companies were due to face each other in the UK's High Court. </P> <P>BAA took over the running of the concessions in July 1999 at the time when intra-European Union duty-free was abolished. That hit the income of the rail company which sought to offset the damage by raising rail ticket prices, leading to lower passenger numbers and consequently weaker BAA sales from the retail operations at each end ofhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/BAA-settles-retail-dispute-with-Eurotunnel-247623/
  • BAA eases Aer Rianta out of Eurotunnel retail contract

    News | 04 Mar 1999 11:09 | Simon Montlake

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>UK airport operator BAA has signed a 15-year contract with Channel Tunnel operator Eurotunnel to provide retail services in its Folkstone and Calais/Coquelles terminals, replacing Irish rival Aer Rianta. </P> <P>BAA - owner of London's three largest airports - says it expects to generate £100m in sales from retail, catering and other services at the terminals in 2000, despite the forthcoming abolition of European Union duty-free shopping. </P> <P>The contract, effective 1 July, marks an important step into Europe for BAA's World Duty Free subsidiary, which is also targeting European airports with retail contracts up for grabs after 30 June, when duty-free retailing is scheduled to end. </P> <P>BAA insists that retail revenue excluding duty-free will remain buoyant after the planned cut-off date. The pan-European pro-duty-free campaign is meanwhile awaiting the outcome of an EU finance ministers' meeting on 15 March. </P> <P>BAA chief exechttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/BAA-eases-Aer-Rianta-out-of-Eurotunnel-retail-contract-232050/
  • No change on European duty-free plan: Monti

    News | 01 Dec 1998 14:13 | Chris Jasper

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>As governments fret about the consequences of next year's scrapping of intra-European duty-free sales, European Commission taxation officials are reaffirming their position that there is no case - and no process - for abandoning the planned move.</P> <P>European finance ministers meeting in Brussels are today due to discuss the question again in the guise of a debate over a French report on the consequences of the legislation to the port of Calais.</P> <P>But a spokeswoman for taxation commissioner, Mario Monti, tells <I>ATI</I>: "The French delegation may raise the duty-free issue but the Commission will reaffirm that there is no remit for modification of the Council [of Ministers] decision taken in 1991 for abolition on 1 July 1999.</P> <P>"The attention should be focused on what measures member states can take for those issues where special consequences may arise as indicated by a recent Commission report."</P> <P>She is adamant that thttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/No-change-on-European-duty-free-plan-Monti-232508/