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A4A and CANAERO join forces to bolster air transport between two countries

The Airlines for America and its counterpart in Mexico, the Camara Nacional de Aerotransportes (CANAERO), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to pool efforts to promote air travel and tourism, the transport of goods and bolster the development of air transport between the two nations. Massive growth in the cross-border market has been observed ever since the approval of the U.S.-Mexico Air Services Agreement (ASA) back in August of last …

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US FAA and EU sign pacts to expand aviation safety and air traffic management

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta, Ambassador Kaja Tael, Permanent Representative of Estonia to the European Union, and European Commission Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) Director General Henrik Hololei inked amendments to two US-EU pacts that would develop areas for collaborative efforts on aviation safety and air traffic management. “Our collaboration remains vitally important for the safe and efficient movement of passengers and cargo on …

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United States planning talks with Qatar and UAE on airline subsidies

The United States State Department is gearing up for talks with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates regarding allegations that they have been providing subsidies amounting to billions of dollars to their state-backed airlines. The Trump administration will be looking to secure commitments on financial transparency, said sources that had knowledge about the proceedings. The meetings are set to commence as early as this week. US airlines have long harped …

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US Federal Aviation Administration presses UK over future standing as key safety body

Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta flew to London to meet with British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling before moving on to meetings with European Union officials in Belgium. He shared that he was there to “bring a level of urgency” to the UK’s discussions over what safety standards it would implement for the manufacturing of aviation products and aircraft maintenance. The FAA has accepted the competency of UK companies because …

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European Union issues warning to British airlines regarding post-Brexit flights

British airlines would relinquish all flying rights to the European Union should the lack of a transition agreement persist after Brexit. This was the stark warning issued by an EU official, a reminder of what’s at stake should no agreement be settled between negotiators from both sides of the fence. The European Commission recently issued a notice to all airlines, relating that UK carriers would no longer benefit from traffic …

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British government urged to prioritize Brexit aviation deal to avoid trade hit

The government has been asked to think of the aviation industry in its Brexit negotiations to shield the country from hits to trade and investment. The Independent Transport Commission think-tank – a leading research charity – has publicized a report claiming that a lack of support for the aviation sector can result in trade damages once the UK departs the European Union in March 2019. Former Bank of England economist …

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Air Travel Fairness appeals to DOT to stop approval of airline antitrust immunity

The Air Travel Fairness, a traveler advocacy group based in the United States, has urged the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to rebuff any applications from airlines for either new or amended antitrust immunity (ATI) pacts between carriers. The group said that protections must first be implemented to shield consumers from the damage these cartel-like schemes inflict. Airlines with antitrust immunity are free to collaborate with each other on …

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Sri Lanka and United States amend Open Skies Agreement

Sri Lanka and the United States inked an agreement to amend the US-Sri Lanka Open Skies Agreement of 2002 to facilitate the movement of cargo goods more efficiently and profitably. The US Embassy made the announcement. Signing the agreement were US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap and Transport and Civil Aviation Ministry Secretary G. S. Withanage. The Embassy announced that the amendment bolsters worldwide express delivery cargo networks, improves …

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US-UAE Business Council believes Open Skies agreements will stay put

The US-UAE Business Council is confident in its belief that the United States government will not revoke the Open Skies agreements between the two nations. This, according to the President of influential membership body, Danny Sebright, who said: “I think we’ve done a good job of inoculating against various efforts by the US carriers to find a champion on the inside of [President] Trump’s administration. Now I think we’re at …

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Arab Air Carriers Organization lauds removal of US corporate tax plan for foreign carriers

The Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) has hailed the removal of the much talked about United States proposal to levy corporation tax on Arabian Gulf airlines. AACO’s Secretary-General Abdul Teffaha expressed his satisfaction with the news that the amendment – tabled last month by US Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia – was pulled from the bill. “Reason prevailed,” he said. The amendment, put in by Isakson, called for airlines headquartered …

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