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MARCH 2013 Edition

Preferred Suppliers - Sponsors

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Dear BARIN Industry Colleagues, Associates, Sponsors,

This BNL edition covers some latest events, updates on topics, developments, and venues.

Gold-coloured and blue coloured lines in text have a deep link to click on. 

We welcome your reactions, comments, news, and/or other relevant information.

The Editor 

Photo impression BARIN New Year Gathering 2013

Once again the traditional BARIN New Year Gathering on Tuesday 22 January, for the 9th consecutive year kindly co-hosted by the HILTON Schiphol, enjoyed an impressive attendance. For a photo impression click on by Tycho's Eye for Photograpy 

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Dutch State Secretary at BARIN New Year Gathering

Click on: Keynote Speech of mrs. Wilma Mansveld, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Environment - Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu,

For Who was There click on BARIN New Year Gathering 2013

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BARIN Chairman New Year Address

The BARIN Chairman New Year Address 2013 by Frank Allard was accompanied by an ear-marking slide projection, underlining the topics addressed. The verbal part of this Chairman Address is written (Italic) in short at the bottom of various slides. For a pdf version download click on: Chairman New Year Address 2013 

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"Farewell" to mrs. Ellen Bien, Director for Aviation

At the New Year Gathering BARIN Chairman Frank Allard gave a BARIN labelled champagne "Farewell" to Ellen Bien, Director for Aviation - Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu - who will be leaving for the USA.

Mr. Rob Huyser was introduced as the new Director Aviation of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Evironment. He will succeed mrs. Ellen Bien as from the 1st of March. Click on: Who is Rob Huyser

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ESA Astronaut Guest of Honor at the 2012 BARIN X-mas Dinner

On 19 December more than hundred invited guests, i.e. BARIN Members - their Spouses & Management Assistants - Preferred Suppliers - Industry Colleagues - Associates - Sponsors, enjoyed the grand BARIN X-mas Dinner 2012 at the Mővenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. 

Dutch Astronaut André Kuipers, for the second time our guest of honor, gave a unique look behind the scenes of international human spaceflight. He shared with the dinner guests his story, with breathtaking photo and film footage, about his second mission and exceptional view of our planet.

For who was there, have a look and click on: BARIN Xmas Dinner 2012 or on the photo impression from Tycho's Eye.

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BARIN Position Paper re. Evaluation Dutch Aviation Act

BARIN pleas for a speedy decision early this year. For more information click on BARIN Points of View.

The Evaluation of the Dutch Aviation Act - chapter Economic Regulation - regarding the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AAS) Operation decree requires final law-decision-making. Last two years of discussions, chaired by the Ministry of I and M, on the issue of an obligatory annual contribution from the AAS non-aviation till earnings to the aviation till has reached the recognition that such a contribution is to be established. 

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Review EC Resolution 261

Presently the EC Resolution 261 is under review. Stake holders have presented their points of view.  Airlines and their associations mainly considered that the financial cost of the Regulation is excessive, particularly that airlines face unlimited liability for incidents which are not their fault (e.g. volcanic ash cloud crisis in April 2010). The airlines heavily criticised the consequences of the Sturgeon judgement – i.e. the right to financial compensation in case of long delay – as causing excessive costs to the sector.

The Commission has assessed various policy options in view of improving the application and enforcement of air passenger rights. An amendment of Regulation EU 261 is currently in a draft stage and, once finalised, will be presented to the EC for discussion with the members States. Once approved the amendments need endorsement by the EU Parliament. It is not clear by when the amendments of the Regulation EU 261 will be incorporated.

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New BARIN Member

Sky Work Airlines, operating direct services from Bern Switzerland to Amsterdam, joined the BARIN last year, and is represented in The Netherlands by Yvo van der Tol and Frank ClassenClick on logo.

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Tafel van Alders - Shared Vision Committee

Who is Hans Alders, click on photograph

For background information and latest developments (in Dutch) on the 2 topics click on:

Tafel van Alders Schiphol

PNL presenteert Fact sheet Alderstafel  and Facts sheet Aldertafel (source: PNL-Platform Nederlandse Luchtvaart)

Shared Vision

Afschrift brief Commissie Shared Vision dd 10 Dec.12 aan IenM, Fin., en EZ.

Aanbieding eerste rapportage Commissie Shared Vision over onderzoek selectiviteitsbeleid en voortgang masterplan Schiphol

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Invitation for NATM Jubilee Symposium

2013 is het jubileumjaar en wij nodigen u graag uit voor een aansprekend symposium ‘Innovatie in Business Travel’ op 12 maart 2013, in het Hilton Hotel Amsterdam, Apollolaan 138 te Amsterdam
De NATM kijkt graag vooruit en onder het motto ‘Innovatie’ zullen keynote sprekers André Kuipers en Erica Terpstra hun visie graag met u delen. Dagvoorzitter is de trendwatcher en futuroloog Richard Lamb.
Het symposium is kosteloos toegankelijk maar aanmelden is verplicht.  U kunt zich aanmelden via onze website www.natm.nl, waar u ook het programma aantreft. U bent van harte welkom! 
Namens het bestuur van de NATM
Herman H.J. Huijer - Voorzitter

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New BARIN Member

FlyGeorgia, operating direct flights from Tbilisi International Airport to Amsterdam, joined the BARIN in February this year, and appointed Bijan Mougouee representative for the BeNeLux. Click on logo.

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BARIN Corporate Golf Membership

"The International"  Amsterdam Airport Golf Club has worked out a special Golf Corporate Membership for BARIN Members and their Industry Colleagues. For more information contact the BARIN by email to: golf@barin.nl

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New BARIN Member

From May this year Maastricht Airlines will be operating flights from their homebase Maastricht-Aachen Airport to Amsterdam, Berlin and Munich, and joined the BARIN in January this year. Messrs. Hamid Kerboua and Paul Sies will be representing this new airline at the BARIN. Click on logo.

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"Low Flight Aviation Open" 2013

LVNL and NVLS have joined the BARIN initiative to launch the "Low Flight Aviation Open", to take place on 17 May at "The International - Amsterdam Airport". It is the intention of the three organisors, BARIN, LVNL and NVLS,  to make this an exclusive informal annual golf gathering for their members and selective (by personal invitation) business relationships. 

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Do you have News for Posting on the BARIN website Press-clippings section ?

Click on: Press Clippings for an up to date selection of publications from other aviation related sources gathered for the BARIN members . 

If you have news you like to share with the BARIN website audience, send an email to office@barin.nl with your news posting request. It is at the B.N.L. editor descretion to approve posting request and subject to BARIN Legal Notice and Disclaimer.

In the right hand column of the Publications web page you will find links to the latest presscoverage from Zakenreis and Luchtvaartnieuws.

Click on: BARIN Preferred Suppliers & Sponsors, these are organisations and/or companies that are linked to the scheduled airline industry and have been granted the BARIN Preferred Supplier and/or Sponsor qualification. 

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BARIN launched a twitter account @BARINetherlands , and invites you to become a follower. Click on logo.

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