The EU Commission has presented its latest plans on the slot utilization rules. EurECCA sees this as a significant tightening of the acute situation of air transport. Airlines will have to use at least 50% of their slots.
EurECCA asks EASA to amend the new Safety Directive relating to the cleaning and disinfection of aircraft
On 12th July 2021 the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) updated the Safety Directives relating to the cleaning and disinfection of aircrafts in which it recommends to clean and disinfect the aircraft "at least once in any 7 days interval instead of any 24 hours intervals.
The COVID pandemic hit hard on the aviation industry. We have seen job loss, lay off, pay cuts, and lowering working conditions for Cabin Crew.
While European airlines and their employees are already suffering from unfair competition from non-EU airlines, this situation of unfair competition is becoming more and more untenable since the Covid-19 health crisis.