Welcome to Abis!

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the new Abis website, which incorporates the new Abis visual identity. A new visual identity has been under consideration in the Abis group for some time. In 2018, we decided to deep dive into a whole-team creative process that got to the heart of what Abis means to all of us. We think the result reflects the essence of Abis – positive, pragmatic and outward looking. We hope you will agree!

Aircraft leasing, contribution from Ireland

What is aircraft leasing and why do airlines lease? Aircraft leasing is in essence a simple transaction. Typically an aircraft lessor purchases aircraft directly from the airframe manufacturer e.g. Airbus or Boeing. These aircraft are then leased by an airline which gives them the right to use the aircraft for which rental or lease payments are made to the lessor. For airlines, lease options give financial flexibility freeing up liquidity and minimising issues arising from the management of residual value of aircraft as they age. Leasing also allows for greater flexibility as regards replacing

Tacking environmental Challenges in aviation, contribution from Austria

Environmental concerns represent a potential constraint on the future development of the international aviation sector, hence the Abis Group fully supports on-going efforts to address the full range of these concerns, including in particular the challenges posed by climate change. We are fully committed to the fight against climate change and actively involved in the work towards a resource-efficient, competitive and sustainable multimodal transport system. Each Member of the Abis Group is contributing to these climate mitigation actions as mentioned above, both through through national

U-Space - a way to integrate RPAS into the civil aviation concept, contribution from Switzerland

Applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are growing rapidly. They are used for a wide range of tasks, including logistics, surveillance, geo information or agriculture, and their economic significance is assessed to grow rapidly in the future. Worldwide, Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs) are working on regulatory frameworks for UAS. In many major aviation regions there is a clear sign of convergence towards a risk-based and operation-centric approach, based on recommendations from the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS). This approach allows CAAs and industry

Avoiding airspace infringements, contribution from Belgium

Airspace infringements (AI) are also referred to as unauthorized penetrations of airspace. They are generally defined as flights into notified airspace without previously requesting and obtaining approval from the controlling authority of that airspace in accordance with international and national regulations.

Improving aviation security and facilitation, contribution from Portugal

Tourism plays an important role in the Portuguese economy. According to figures from the World Economic Forum (WEF), Portugal was the 14th most competitive country in the tourism sector in 2017. In 2017, Portugal was visited by nearly 42 million tourists, four times the size of the Portuguese population. Their presence generated revenues worth more than 15 million Euros and contributed to an increase of 7% in employment levels. Additionally, tourism represents 18% of Portuguese exports. In this context, one cannot dissociate tourism from the growth of air transport in Portugal, which in 2018

Airport development and regional connectivity in Croatia

The airports network in Croatia is well developed and geographically widespread. There are currently 8 international airports certified in accordance with EU Regulation 139/2014 and almost 30 smaller airports (on land and water) certified in accordance with the applicable national regulations. Two of the international airports are located in the continental part of Croatia while the other six are located on the coast, two of them being on islands.

Cyber security in Air Traffic Management, contribution from Luxembourg

In order to ensure the highest standard of safety and security within Luxembourg’s civil aviation, one of the missions of the Luxembourg Directorate of Civil Aviation (hereinafter “DAC”) is to conduct audits in all the domains under its field of competence.

State safety programme in The Netherlands, contribution from The Netherlands

In July 2013 ICAO published a new annex to the Chicago Convention, quite unique: Annex 19 on ‘Safety Management’. The 2nd edition of Annex 19 will be applicable as of 7 November 2019.