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ERA’s objective in its work on policy and technical issues is to protect members from burdensome regulation, to raise the profile of our sector, promote its contribution to Europe and to focus and prioritise on regulatory and technical issues which are relevant to regional airlines.

ERA's Policy and Technical department deals with a wide range of issues for members and ERA Groups, workshops, conference calls and webexs are arranged to address topics of greatest interest or perceived threats to members. There are also regular updates on the Policy and Technical department's activities via social media, Members' Update, the regular policy documents and Regional International.

25th meeting of the ECAC Security Forum

ERA attended European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) SF/25, the 25th meeting of the ECAC Security Forum, at the offices of...

European Commission supports ERA on prioritised ADS-B rollout

The threat to regional air connectivity recedes following a meeting ERA held with the EC last week. ERA’s Director General and...

‘Safety Behaviours’ focus at sixth annual Safety Forum

A sixth annual Safety Forum, co-sponsored by ERA, EUROCONTROL and the Flight Safety Foundation, was held on 29–30 May 2018....

ERA meets with European Commission on ADS-B

ERA met with the Director of Aviation, Filip Cornelis at DG-MOVE last week to discuss the upcoming ADS-B mandate and the...

ERA addresses European Space Agency event

The European Space Agency (ESA) held a workshop on 18 May at its ESTEC facility in Noordwijk, Netherlands. The purpose of the...

Trial of drone surveillance system

A successful trial of a ground-breaking drone surveillance system took place at ERA member London Southend Airport during the...

ERA presents at EU LISA industry event

EU LISA held an industry round table event “EU external borders – streamlining of information exchange” in Sofia, Bulgaria on...

ERA holds Air Safety Group meeting

ERA held its first Air Safety Group meeting of 2018 at the Park Inn Hotel & Conference Centre, Heathrow Airport on 24–25...

ECAC stakeholders discuss future of European ATM

Europe’s aviation sector needs to get digitally ready for the forecasted traffic growth of conventional aircraft and drones....

EASA workshop on unruly passengers

ERA represented members at an inaugural workshop on unruly passengers, organised by EASA on 26 April. The workshop discussed...

Auditors examine modernisation of European ATM

The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit of the deployment of SESAR, the technological modernisation programme...

GDPR self-assessment checklist

In the final run-up to the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018, ERA would encourage member...

Possible inclusion of air passenger rights in EU collective redress system

ERA would like to bring members attention to an issue of considerable concern for its airline community regarding the EU air...

Operations Group spring meeting success

ERA’s first Operations Group meeting of 2018 was held at the headquarters of EASA in Cologne on 26–27 March. Attendance was...

ICAO state letter on lasers

The hazard posed by deliberate laser attacks against civil aircraft is a safety matter of increasing concern. With this in...

ERA regional airline pilot supply study

ERA is proposing commissioning a study to determine the challenges faced by regional and small European airlines in ensuring a...