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France’s Council of State has overturned an appeal by the Airport Nuisance Control Authority (ACNUSA), brought to challenge the overturning of fines it had imposed on three airlines, Darta, Brussels Airlines and Ixair. The airlines were fined €18,000, €23,000 and €7,000 in February 2013 for failing to respect authorised flying times at Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport.
An error in the drafting of an initial report had prevented ACNUSA from prosecuting the companies, but a second report had encouraged the supervisory authority to impose the fines against the three companies. Sitting in Paris, the Council of State confirmed the earlier decision of the Court of Appeal that the sanctions should be annulled.
The magistrates cited the general principle of law according to which “an administrative authority can not sanction the same person twice for the same acts”.
Monaco has presented the merits of its new drone system while calling for increased use of cleaner fuel alternatives for aircraft during this year’s International Civil Aviation meeting in Montreal. The 40th annual meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) saw the introduction of a new platform for the management of drone traffic, dubbed […]
In the first of his new regular Monaco Life columns, Geoffrey Kent – ex-British Army officer, former champion polo player, Monaco resident and founder and co-chairman of renowned luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent – answers our questions on his fascinating past, present and future. Monaco Life: How and when did Abercrombie & Kent begin?
Air Canada has announced it will be doubling the number of seats currently available on it’s Nice-Montreal route. The airline is replacing the Air Canada Rouge planes with Air Canada Airbus, which will also be flying one extra day per week. The expanded direct service, which will increase from four to five flights per week, […]
The Monaco Yacht Show is famous for its opulent display of superyachts, a fleet which this year was valued at over four billion jaw-dropping euros. But the Principality is also leading the world in sustainable practices, so it is unsurprising to see, floating beside these incredible mega yachts, a far less lavish but no less […]