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Aviation Finance & Leasing in France

France - April 11 2019 A structured guide to aviation finance & leasing in France

UK airports update – government accused of dither and delay

United Kingdom - November 20 2012 The debate over extra London hub capacity, which has been simmering for some time now, has been re-ignited by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, threatening to take the UK Government to court in judicial review proceedings if it does not make a decision before 2015 on expanding London’s airport capacity.

Rovine Chandrasekera, Paul Phillips, Simon Wong

Can start-up low-cost carrier fastjet open up African skies?

Africa - November 20 2012 Africa’s new low-cost carrier FastJet, which is backed by easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou, and Lonhro plc, the pan-African investment group, is launching its operations in November, and could open up African skies, or at the very least shake up Africa’s aviation industry.

Rovine Chandrasekera, Paul Phillips, Simon Wong

Will the war of words over the EU emissions trading scheme turn into a trade war?

European Union - November 20 2012 The opposition to the EU-ETS by third countries, following the CJEU judgment confirming the legality of the EU-ETS, has intensified in the last few months, and tensions are likely to escalate even further unless a compromise solution is found by April 2013, when airlines will be required to pay for their 2012 emissions in compliance with their obligations under the EU-ETS.

Rovine Chandrasekera, Paul Phillips, Simon Wong

State aid update

European Union - November 20 2012 Following in-depth investigations, the European Commission has formally concluded that the €100 million aid package granted to Czech Airlines and the €130 million aid package granted to Air Malta are in line with EU state aid rules.

Rovine Chandrasekera, Paul Phillips, Simon Wong