Air Transport News (ATN) is a new, but increasingly popular online source of air transport industry information. It includes air transport industry news, expert analysis, interviews with industry professionals, event announcements and book presentations. ATN makes the air transport industry news more accessible and provides a forum where industry experts, professionals and academics exchange views and engage in constructive discussions. Established in 2006, the ATN has over 6,000 subscribers, including airlines, airports, and industry suppliers. Its website is a popular web address, which airline professionals turn to in a search for the latest airline news.
Anna.aero is Airline Network News & Analysis: a totally free and open website dedicated to outstanding airline network planning intelligence, produced by a multi-disciplinary team led by Ralph Anker, a former network planner with Go and easyJet. With its hard-hitting analysis, great visual content, and totally open access it’s no surprise that by November 2010 anna.aero had won a readership exceeding 60,000 monthly visits from the worldwide network planning community.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is the centrepiece of the EU’s strategy for aviation safety. EASA promotes the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation in Europe and worldwide. The main tasks of the Agency currently include: expert advice to the EU for drafting new legislation; implementing and monitoring safety rules, including inspections in the Member States; type-certification of aircraft and components, as well as the approval of organisations involved in the design, manufacture and maintenance of aeronautical products; coordination of the EC programme SAFA regarding the safety of foreign aircraft using EU airports; data collection, analysis and research to improve aviation safety. The Agency is based in Cologne and employs some 500 professionals from across Europe.
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is a Council of business aviation associations from around the world. Governance is established through the IBAC Governing Board, with representation from each of the Member Associations. The Board meets twice per year to establish business aviation policies and priority activities for the industry. Ongoing activity of the Council is managed by an IBAC Secretariat consisting of the Director General, assisted by a staff of experienced specialty managers responsible for ICAO Liaison, Safety Standards, Regulatory Affairs and Office Management.