Air Nostrum strike comes to an early end

Air Nostrum strike comes to an early end

The strike by pilots at Air Nostrum has ended following agreement between the Spanish airline and SEPLA, the union representing the pilots. The end of the strike, announced by Air Nostrum, is good news for Brussels Airlines, which collaborates with the Spanish company. The strike began on Monday with pilots protesting mainly against outsourcing, and was to have continued until Wednesday, then resume between 22 and 24 April. While its resolution has been welcomed, the 47 flights cancelled on Tuesday cannot be reabsorbed quickly into the company’s flight planning. The…

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European legislators vote for smart vehicles from 2022

European legislators vote for smart vehicles from 2022

New vehicles in Europe will need to be equipped with a range of new safety features from May 2022, under a proposal passed on Tuesday at a plenary session of the European Parliament. The new features include automated emergency braking, an alcohol interlock device – a means of tackling drunk driving – sleep warnings, improved rear-view vision and electronic data recorders. They further include an overridable intelligent speed assistance system, which informs drivers when they pass speed limits, based on traffic maps and signs. Rapporteur Róza Thun said that the…

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