Busiest-ever August record for the Irish Aviation Authority

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has announced that August 2017 is now officially the busiest ever record in Ireland as total flights recorded 110,020 movements, with air traffic up at all the country’s airports of Dublin, Cork and Shannon. Read more: Busiest-ever August record for the Irish Aviation Authority – TR Business

Berlin votes to keep Tegel Airport open

a majority of voters in Berlin opted in a non-binding referendum on Sunday for keeping the city’s Tegel airport open, complicating the legal and political situation surrounding the airport’s closure.

Commercial electric airplanes – a reality by 2025

Dag Falk-Petersen, the chairman of Norwegian airport operator Avinor, asserts that it is “highly realistic” that electric planes will fly commercial flights by 2025. He implies that Norwar could lead the transition towards a more sustainable aviation industry that depends on electrification. 

Interreg Central Europe: LAirA project officially commences

The Landside Airports Accessibility (LAirA) has officially commenced.This is an Interreg Central Europe funded project that aims to improve capacities for mobility planning in airport landside areas to lower CO2 emissions. All project partners gathered in Budapest, on 13-14 June, for the kick-off meeting of the project in order to proceed with the start-up activities.