EU Transport Ministers aim at faster and more comfortable travelling by air

16 September 2013, Last updated at, 13:45 EEST
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The Informal Meeting of the EU Transport Ministers to be held on 15-16 September, 2013 will tackle a range of issues affecting implementation of the Single European Sky (SES). The Ministers will assess the need for a new approach of further development of the SES on institutional and industrial levels and discuss opportunities of bridging the gap between national and regional airspaces.

“It is an important occasion to engage the international aviation community and the European governments in discussing the issue of mutual interest, such as more efficient implementation of air traffic management system in European Union and beyond. Regarding the regulatory aspect of the issue, a clear distribution of functions among the responsible national authorities and EU institutions should become a priority in order to avoid overlapping of functions. In addition, there is a clear need for common understanding how Europe needs to act to enable safe and really efficient air traffic management and achieve the most important SES objectives: improved safety, increased capacity, reduced air traffic management costs and decreased negative effects on the environment“
– says Lithuania’s Minister of Transport and Communications Rimantas Sinkevičius.

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