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ERA sets sights on changes in Europe.(European Regions Airlines Association)

When it comes to speaking up for airlines, Mike Ambrose, director general of the European Regions Airline Assn., doesn't mince words. He makes it clear that the European Union needs to support the industry and free it from restrictive, harmful policies enacted without consulting industry leaders. "We speak our mind possibly more than others because we are the most vulnerable of the industry sectors," he told ATW at ERA's headquarters outside London.

Ambrose, who has headed the organization since 1987, is likely to carry this message through to its General Assembly Sept. 17-19 in Dublin. The 260 memberships in ERA include 80 airlines from 29 countries. These carriers reported an 8. …

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