13/09/2010 CONSULTATION ON SLOT REGULATION BY EUROPEAN COMMISSION NOW OPEN

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The European Commission has decided to launch a public consultation on the impact assessment for a possible revision of Council regulation 95/93 on common rules for the allocation of slots at Community airports. The consultation can be viewed until 29/10/2010 at http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice.
The EBAA stresses the importance for Business Aviation operators to participate in this consultation to let the EC know what the specific needs of Business Aviation are regarding the utilization of slots at congested airports and the need to grandfather the use of these slots. EBAA held a preliminary meeting with the consultant, which has been commissioned by the EC to carry out the study and consultation on potential changes to the Slot Regulation. During this meeting, which was held in mid-August, EBAA explained the current, unfavorable situation and the need to be able to operate at congested airports with the same historical rights as airlines.