Airport News - Europe.Feb 18, 2008
European Commission-funded airport noise research team showed that people living for at least five years near a busy airport and under a flight path have a greater risk of developing chronic high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, than those who live in quieter areas. That study of nearly 5,000 people found that an increase in night time plane noise of 10 decibels increased the risk of high blood pressure by 14 percent in both men and women. In the four-year study, published in the European Heart Journal, the researchers remotely measured the blood pressure of 140 volunteers every 15 minutes while they slept in their homes near London's Heathrow Airport, one of the busiest in the world, and three other major European airports. They used digital recorders to determine what noises had the biggest impact on blood pressure, ranging from road traffic to a partner's snoring snoring, rough, vibratory sounds made in breathing during sleep or coma. The noisy breathing is the result of an open mouth and a relaxation of the palate; it is frequently induced by lying on one's back. to a plane taking off or landing. The decibel decibel (dĕs`əbĕl', –bəl), abbr. dB, unit used to measure the loudness of sound. It is one tenth of a bel (named for A. G. Bell), but the larger unit is rarely used. level, not a sound's origin, was the key factor, but planes had the most significant impact, Jarup said. Feb 15, 2008
European biometric plan remains years from implementation. A proposal released by the European Commission European Commission, branch of the governing body of the European Union (EU) invested with executive and some legislative powers. Located in Brussels, Belgium, it was founded in 1967 when the three treaty organizations comprising what was then the European Community earlier this week would require all non-Europeans entering or leaving Europe to provide biometric identification Noun 1. biometric identification - the automatic identification of living individuals by using their physiological and behavioral characteristics; "negative identification can only be accomplished through biometric identification"; "if a pin or password is lost or . Implementation of the plan, which still needs approval from member states, remains years away. Feb 14, 2008
Residents of the 12 nations that have joined the EU since 2004, save Slovenia, are required to have visas to enter the US, according to The Guardian. "In any visa waiver scheme there are expectations from any country for whom you waive your visa requirements," Smith said. New terms also call for the provision of Passenger Name Record (PNR PNR Partner
PNR Passenger Name Record (airlines)
PNR Policía Nacional Revolucionaria (Cuban police)
PNR Philippine National Railways
PNR Point of No Return
PNR Polymerase Chain Reaction ) data for passengers overflying the US but not landing in the country, the paper said. The Association of European Airlines The Association of European Airlines (AEA) includes 31 European airlines. The aim of the association is to represent the airlines within the European Union and other international bodies. A total of 346,475,239 passengers travelled on these airlines in 2005. called that possibility "absurd" and said there is "no international legal foundation" for such a requirement. Feb 13, 2008
UK Home Secretary Jacqui Smith told reporters yesterday in Washington that the US is asking EU members to enhance security measures on westbound transatlantic flights in exchange for relaxed visa regulations. An MOU (Minutes Of Usage) A metric used to compute billing and/or statistics for telephone calls or other network use. (Memorandum of Understanding A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a legal document describing a bilateral or multilateral agreement between parties. It expresses a convergence of will between the parties, indicating an intended common line of action and may not imply a legal commitment. ) reportedly was sent to the 27 EU member states asking them to allow US air marshals on all flights operated by US carriers. Currently, seven countries allow US marshals to board flights at their point of origin. Feb 13, 2008
Since the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the US, its intelligence and homeland security officials have prioritized the strengthening of collaboration with European governments against the mutual threat of Islamist-inspired terrorism. Despite periodic expressions of discontent, which naturally attracted the most media attention, US intelligence community officials, US law enforcement agencies A law enforcement agency (LEA) is a term used to describe any agency which enforces the law. This may be a local or state police, federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). and the Department of Homeland Security Noun 1. Department of Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States routinely praise their European counterparts for using various bilateral mechanisms to pursue joint initiatives encompassing non-proliferation, immigration immigration, entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are often economic, although religious or political factors may be very important. and other counterterrorism-related issues. Feb 12, 2008
US intelligence and security officials have been able to circumvent EU institutions in many cases so far by relying extensively on formal and informal arrangements with the individual member governments. In addition, Washington has felt confident that its European allies would use their powers to veto unwelcome EU-wide proposals in areas related to security and defense. If adopted, the Lisbon treaty could threaten many of these arrangements. Feb 12, 2008
Washington-based policy makers regularly criticize EU-wide bodies for proving at best ineffectual - and at worst downright disruptive - in their efforts in the 'global war on terrorism'. Common criticisms include an inability to determine an appropriate point of contact for US officials in Brussels - a perception that many Europeans are misguidedly seeking a negotiated solution to the 'war on terrorism' and excessive preoccupation on the part of EU lawmakers with protecting the privacy of EU nationals suspected of engaging in terrorist-related activities. Feb 12, 2008
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands' main airport. Located 20 minutes (17.5 km) south-west of Amsterdam, Schiphol is a European mainport, competing in passenger and cargo throughput with Heathrow International Airport
Holland Increases Airport Security After Fake Bomb. The Dutch government announced plans on Tuesday to tighten security at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport after a journalist smuggled smug·gle
v. smug·gled, smug·gling, smug·gles
1. To import or export without paying lawful customs charges or duties.
2. To bring in or take out illicitly or by stealth. a fake bomb and drugs onto planes at Europe's fourth-busiest air travel hub. Three staff entrances will be closed immediately and body searches introduced for all personnel and their belongings within days, Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin said in a letter to parliament, which had demanded answers after the breach. Investigative journalist Alberto Stegeman managed to smuggle smug·gle
v. smug·gled, smug·gling, smug·gles
1. To import or export without paying lawful customs charges or duties.
2. To bring in or take out illicitly or by stealth. a fake bomb and drugs onto planes using the uniform and identity badge of an associate who secured a job as a baggage handler. He said gate personnel always let uniformed workers onto planes. The minister said iris scans would be introduced to staff entrances to the secure parts of the airport by July 1 and two security guards instead of one would conduct identity checks until then. The number of random checks on personnel leaving the airport will also be increased. The minister said he took the breach very seriously but said security at Schiphol met European rules and was generally good, adding that it was impossible to rule out that staff with an airport pass could commit crimes. Feb 13, 2008
Dot2Dot starts Canary Wharf. Airport transfer company Dot2Dot Feb. 11 started services from business addresses at Canary Wharf to Heathrow Airport. It is the first time customers using the service can be picked up from and dropped off at work - until now, transfers were only available from central London hotels. Residential addresses are also accepted, plus hotels. The company also indicates that it aims to extend this all addresses[sup.1] policy to its services from central London later this year, from where it offers transfers to Gatwick as well as Heathrow. The vehicles are customized and furnished with leather seats offering a generous pitch and legroom leg·room
Room in which to stretch the legs while seated.
space to move one's legs comfortably, as in a car
legroom n → . All will be equipped with Wi-Fi internet connection by the end of the year. Prices are [pounds sterling]25 ($48.50) per person each way - less than half the price of a black cab[sup.1] says the company - with significant discounts for groups. The company is offering a 20% discount on bookings made before 31 March - and travel before 1 November - for the Canary Wharf service. Feb 11, 2008
EasyJet, Paris Charles de Gaulle
EasyJet opens CDG (CDMA Development Group, Costa Mesa, CA, www.cdg.org) A membership organization founded in 1995 that promotes CDMA wireless systems worldwide. It is involved with developing new features and services and promoting standards that provide global compatibility and interoperability. base. EasyJet has opened its 19th base at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) as part of a [euro]600m ($880m) drive to strengthen its position as the second largest airline in the country after Air France. Three new Airbus A319 aircraft will be based at CDG and will serve an additional six routes from the airport - Hamburg, Krakow, Venice, Biarritz, Porto and Marrakesh. The carrier is adding 23 new routes, doubling services in the country and aiming to carry 12m passengers in 2011 compared to last year[sup.1]s 6m. On 4 April, the airline will open a third French base in Lyon, the country[sup.1]s second largest economic centre, as part of a huge push in this market of which it currently has a 6% share, second to Air France[sup.1]s 55%. Four new French airports will also feature shortly in its network, namely Nantes from March, Montpellier from May, and on Corsica, the two airports of Bastia (Gatwick, weekly) and Ajaccio (Gatwick, weekly). [sup.3]With a low-cost penetration that is half the European average, France[sup.1]s air transport market still suffers from a lack of affordable, direct air links and therefore offers huge opportunities for us,[sup.2] said easyJet chief executive Andy Harrison. EasyJet already has a base (with six aircraft) at the French capital[sup.1]s second airport at Orly, but it is so slot-constrained that there was no opportunity for the carrier to expand - but it may well be more of a challenge at CDG to implement the low-cost model. Feb 11, 2008
Greek airports. All flights to and from Greek airports will be cancelled from Tuesday midnight until Wednesday midnight due to air traffic controllers' participation in a general strike called by Greece's two largest unions, which are protesting the government's plans to reform pensions. Feb 13, 2008
Hahn Air, Amadeus
Hahn Air and Amadeus that will allow customers the option of ordering rail connections to and from London Heathrow/Gatwick airports using the Express services. Using the p-go 169 Rail system, Hahn Air says that it will be able to combine a ticket print-out with e-ticket data and revenue accounting flow. Feb 12, 2008
London Stansted Airport London Stansted Airport (IATA: STN, ICAO: EGSS) is a large passenger airport with a single runway and hub for a number of major European low-cost airlines.
And Stansted Airport is clearly pleased with the new EOS Airlines routes that complement other long-haul services such as American Airlines[sup.1] recent decision to launch New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of services from the Essex base. Feb 11, 2008
Lufthansa, Munich airport
Lufthansa will strengthen its Munich hub with the addition of 180 weekly European frequencies and new services to Bilbao, Klagenfurt and Cluj in the summer schedule beginning March 30. It will base three additional A321s at MUC MUC Mount Union College (Ohio)
MUC Multi User Chat
MUC Message Understanding Conference
MUC Montreal Urban Community
MUC Malaspina University College (Canada) , increasing its Bavarian fleet to 102 narrowbody aircraft. It plans to operate 5,000 weekly flights from MUC to 90 destinations this summer. Feb 12, 2008
Paris Air Traffic Control Strike Ends. French air traffic controllers voted on Thursday to end a strike that has halved the number of flights at Paris Orly Airport after a deal was reached with the government on restructuring, their union said. The CGT CGT Capital Gains Tax
CGT Confédération Générale du Travail (French Labor Union)
CGT Confederación General del Trabajo (Spanish: Federation of Trade Unions) union was protesting at plans to move controllers at Orly to the bigger Roissy airport north of Paris before grouping them all on one site near Paris around 2015. Both sites are owned and run by Aeroports de Paris. Union members at a general assembly meeting called an end to the walkout, which began on Monday and cancelled one in two flights at Orly and caused delays at Roissy CDG. Feb 14, 2008
French ATC ATC Air Traffic Control
ATC Average Total Cost
ATC Certified Athletic Trainer
ATC At the Center (Hartford, Maine retreat center)
ATC Applied Technology Council
ATC All Things Considered staff are conducting strike actions this week, affecting mainly flights at Paris Orly. The CGT union is opposing plans to move ORY ORY Paris, France - Orly (Airport Code)
ORY Ohio Railway Museum controllers to Roissy before regrouping them on one site near Paris in 2015, Reuters reported. The more moderate CFDT CFDT Confédération Française Démocratique du Travail (French Democratic Confederation of Labour) union withdrew plans for similar action after talks with French civil aviation authorities. Owing to the minimum service set up by DGAC DGAC Direction générale de l’Aviation civile (France)
DGAC Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (México; Direction General of Civil Aeronautics)
DGAC Dirección General de Aviación Civil , Air France yesterday was able to operate 40% of its short-haul schedule at ORY and all scheduled flights at Paris Charles de Gaulle. EasyJet cancelled several flights to/from France Monday, Tuesday and today. Feb 13, 2008
Strike Hits Paris Airport Flights. One in two flights to Orly Airport south of Paris was cancelled on Monday due to a strike by some air traffic controllers, France's civil aviation authority (DGAC) said. A DGAC spokeswoman said the strike also caused "some delays but no cancellations" at the larger Charles de Gaulle Airport, north of the French capital, which is home to Air France. Both airports are owned and operated by Aeroports de Paris. Unions are protesting against plans to reorganize air traffic control around Paris. One union cancelled plans to strike on Monday but further disruption is possible later this week. Feb 11, 2008
Ryanair To Open 26th Base In Barcelona. Ryanair will invest USD USD
In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the U.S. Dollar.
The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. $140 million in two aircraft to serve 12 routes from a new base at Reus Airport near Barcelona in Spain, making it the 26th hub for Europe's largest low-cost airline, it said on Tuesday. "The 1 million passengers that Ryanair delivers to and from Reus next year will generate a local visitor spend of at least EUR EUR
In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the Euro.
The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. 150 million euros (USD$218 million)," Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said in a statement. The service -- which will fly to Ireland, the UK, Germany, France and other parts of Spain -- will create 1,000 jobs, Ryanair said. Feb 12, 2008
Zurich Airport Offers F1 Cars Along With The Duty Free. Passengers passing through Zurich Airport can add a Formula One car to their usual duty free shopping this month. A selection of cars and memorabilia owned by Peter Sauber, whose Swiss-based team were taken over by BMW BMW
in full Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
German automaker. Founded as an aircraft engine manufacturer in 1916, the company assumed the name Bayerische Motoren Werke and became known for its high-speed motorcycles in the 1920s. at the end of 2005, will be auctioned off at the airport over a six week period from February 19. "This is the first time Formula One racing This article focuses on a specific subtopic of Formula One.
A Formula One race takes place over an entire weekend, with two free practice sessions on Friday, a practice session and a qualifying session on Saturday, and the race on Sunday. cars will be up for sale at Zurich Airport," said Patrick Graf, head of marketing retail for the company that holds the government concession to operate the airport. The Sauber Formula One cars to be sold to the highest bidder HIGHEST BIDDER, contracts. He who, at an auction, offers the greatest price for the property sold.
2. The highest bidder is entitled to have the article sold at his bid, provided there has been no unfairness on his part. include ones raced by France's Jean Alesi between 1998 and 1999 and Ferrari's world champion Kimi Raikkonen, the Finn who started his grand prix career with Sauber in 2001. Even if they never won a race, the cars are unlikely to be easily affordable. The cheapest offering on the F1-sales.com web site is a 1989 Leyton House rolling chassis with a starting price of GBP GBP
In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the British Pound.
The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. 37,500 pounds (USD$73,100). Feb 12, 2008
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