Save the Date: MBAA Networking Drink Event

Join us for the Malta Business Aviation Association‘s Networking Drink Event!

🗓 Date: 3rd July 2024

🕕 Time: From 18:00 onwards

📍 Venue: Laguna Marina, Valletta Waterfront

🅿️ Parking: Included

Guest Information: only MBAA members, contact us for registration before the 27th of June

We look forward to seeing you there! 👋🏼

 

Forging Connections Between Tomorrow’s Talents and Today’s Industry Leaders

Congratulations to the young talents for their outstanding panel at EBACE! The topic, “Forging Connections Between Tomorrow’s Talents and Today’s Industry Leaders,” was both engaging and insightful. 👏🏼

Good job to Pauline Aguettant, our Malta Business Aviation Association Admin Coordinator, for her exceptional contribution to the panel and her invaluable support to the MBAA. We are proud to have such a promising young talent within our organization!

EBACE 2024

The hashtagEBACE show has come to an end, generating a lot of excitement among aviation enthusiasts and industry experts. As business aviation continues to evolve, the event was a hub of innovation and progress.

It was great to start new connections and, of course, strengthen our current working relationships with many!

The Malta Business Aviation Association booth N63 allowed us to gather with members, meet new people, and connect with potential new members.

We are looking forward to the next EBACE in 2025 and upcoming events in Malta. hashtagMACE is coming soon… ⏳

EBAA Celebrates Landmark Victory in Polish Supreme Administrative Court PNR Case

Brussels, May 24, 2024 – The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is proud to announce a significant legal victory in Poland, marking a historic precedent for the Passenger Name Record (PNR) issue in the country. Yesterday, the Supreme Administrative Court of Poland issued a landmark ruling, the first of its kind, which opens the path for all affected parties to pursue their claims regarding PNR regulations.

This groundbreaking case, the first PNR case ever heard in Poland, sets a precedent that will shape future jurisprudence in the country. The case was brought forward by an air carrier in the business aviation sector, which was administratively fined by the Border Guard for allegedly violating the PNR Law. However, the Supreme Administrative Court reversed the judgment of the lower court and annulled the decision imposing the fine, aligning its ruling with the provisions of the European Directive 2016/681 (PNR Directive) and the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), ref. C-817/19.

The Court’s decision underscores that penalties imposed on air carriers cannot be automatically applied and highlights the need for legislative changes to harmonize national laws with European principles. This ruling is the first final judgment by a Polish court on this matter and is expected to influence subsequent cases significantly.

We have been working on this issue for a long time, and this ruling is great news for our members. It demonstrates the power of having a collective voice in Europe and underscores the importance of our ongoing advocacy efforts. This victory highlights the strength and unity of the business aviation community in Europe” said Robert Baltus, Chief Operations Officer of EBAA.

Holger Krahmer, EBAA Secretary General added We are thrilled with the Supreme Administrative Court’s decision, which not only vindicates our member air carrier but also paves the way for more just and equitable treatment under the PNR regulations,”.  “This victory is a testament to the collective efforts and support from our members and the broader business aviation community.” He continued.

EBAA remains committed to advocating for the rights and interests of business aviation operators across Europe and will continue to support efforts to ensure fair and just application of aviation laws and regulations. We thank our partners: A4E, IATA, and ERA for collaborating with us and our members.

EBACE 2024

Join us at #EBACE! 🛩️

The Malta Business Aviation Association is teaming up with Transport Malta at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva from May 28th to 30th.

Whether you’re already doing business in Malta’s aviation sector or considering it, come chat with us at stand N63.

See you there! 👋🏼

Charles Pace, Daniel Balzan, CLYDE G.

#aviation #businessopportunities #Malta #businessaviation #bizAv #geneva #EBACE #event #members

New MBAA Member – AEG Fuels

Happy New Year and welcome to our first new member of 2024, AEG FUELS ! 🎉

The Malta Business Aviation Association is thrilled to have you on board and can’t wait to collaborate, learn, and grow together!

We also want to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year!

We are looking forward for this new year and upcoming events.

 

MBAA New Member – Boston Link / Link Talent

📣 Welcoming our newest member to the Malta Business Aviation AssociationBoston Link and Link Talent!

We’re thrilled to announce and extend a warm welcome to Boston Link / Link Talent, joining our business aviation community 🤝

Here’s to new collaborations, shared growth, and strengthening our network together!
Welcome aboard! ✈️

MBAA Networking Christmas Drink Event

EBAA – The Reversal of the Schiphol Flight Cap Decision

EBAA Update

The Dutch government, led by Infrastructure Minister Mark Harbers, has decided to suspend the proposed flight cap at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.  This is certainly a positive development, but it’s crucial to remember that this is a temporary victory.This decision underscores the strength of our collaborative advocacy efforts and highlights the significant impact of our collective voice in the European aviation landscape. However, it’s essential to recognize that our work is far from over. We need to continue our active engagement and collaboration, particularly with the EU Commission, to ensure that our interests are consistently represented and addressed. As you are aware, the proposed cap aimed to reduce flights by approximately 9,100 from next summer’s schedule, primarily for noise reduction purposes. This decision had been met with considerable resistance from various stakeholders, including the United States and the European Commission. The EBAA has been at the forefront of this dialogue, actively engaging with policymakers and advocating for the interests and concerns of our members. Our involvement in the Dutch case has been a priority, as we strove to represent our community’s interests effectively. However, challenges remain, notably the misconceptions held by certain stakeholders, like Schiphol Airport, about our industry. They often mistakenly portray business aviation as a major contributor to noise and emissions issues. As an association, we are committed to correcting these misconceptions and affirming that our industry is aligned with sustainable and responsible practices. We must continue to emphasize that we are not the problem, but a part of the solution to the challenges facing modern aviation. The suspension of the flight cap is a clear indicator of the effectiveness of a united front in the face of regulatory challenges. It underscores the need for more nuanced approaches to managing airport noise and environmental impacts. We strongly believe that reducing noise at airports isn’t just about reducing flight numbers. It involves embracing innovative strategies like constant descent approaches, optimizing flight routings, and other procedural changes. These solutions, backed by the European Commission and SESAR, can significantly mitigate noise impact while maintaining operational efficiency. Looking ahead, the EBAA remains dedicated to collaborating with governments, industry partners, and regulatory bodies to advance sustainable aviation practices. We are steadfast in our commitment to balance the need for a robust air transport network with our environmental responsibilities.In addition to our work in the Netherlands, we are actively supporting other actions against business aviation, like the proposed ban in Dublin and legally contesting the disproportionate tax in Portugal. These initiatives are part of our broader commitment to address regulatory challenges and misconceptions about our industry.This moment is a reminder of the strength we possess as a united community. Let us continue to work together, advocating for our industry’s future, and shaping the trajectory of European aviation toward sustainability and operational excellence. Warm regards, Robert BaltusChief Operating OfficerEuropean Business Aviation Association

Malta Aviation Conference and Expo 2023

The Malta Business Aviation Association is proud to announce that we were present at the MACE event in Malta.

We had a booth where visitors, members, partners came to see us, network and join as new member the association.

We are looking forward to the next edition of MACE 2024!

 

 

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