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Years of waiting for Europe’s member states to move ahead with the Single European Sky may come to an end after Brussels put €3.3bn into the project, and flexed a bit of muscle with EU members. With unions in the 28 different air traffic control departments set against the plan, which will cut costs, emissions and delays, the project has foundered. Disagreements between nations has not helped – according to this article, Spain threatened to block the plan unless Gibraltar was excluded. But with air transport expected to rise by 50% by 2035, is there really any choice?

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