Flight Time Rules Delayed

After the European Parliament adopted several amendments to the EU-OPS Regulation on FTL rules, in early July - including some of ECA's key demands - the EU Council of Ministers is now taking its time.

While friendly minds say this is due to translation problems, others see this as a deliberate delaying tactic by certain EU Member States. Council will not adopt the new rules before the end of 2006. In the meantime, ECA has started working on an implementing strategy, to ensure national implementation will not result in a regression from existing standards.