The European Parliament cleared the way last week for several pieces of aviation legislation to pass into law, while new proposals were added by the European Commission. Rules on insurance requirements for carriers were approved, although the position with respect to gliders and microlights remains unclear; legislators in Brussels approved rules to combat foreign governments subsidising airlines, with a clause prohibiting subsidies inserted into any open skies talks. Last week in Brussels, the EC outlined plans for a European Common Aviation Area, liberalising airspace between the EU and neighbouring countries.

Source: Flight International