Monthly Archives: September 2013

EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS) Takes Center Stage at ICAO

ICAO negotiators from around the world began the 38th ICAO Assembly in Montreal on Tuesday September  24th.  Negotiations on a global scale about the EU-ETS and a global approach to emissions reductions are taking center stage.  Addressing the issue of … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi Airport Prepares for Pre-Clearance Opening

This photo comes from Abu Dhabi International Airport.  As is clearly shown, the airport continues to prepare for the opening of a new Customs and Border Protection pre-clearance site.  The U.S. Administration is forging ahead with this site, in spite … Continue reading

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FAA Furloughs May Return

Once again, Congressional inaction surrounding the federal budget is putting pilot and aviation jobs at risk.  As we warned this spring, furloughs of front-line safety personnel will have an extremely negative impact on the aviation industry, our airlines, our members, … Continue reading

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Department of Transportation Announces Air Transportation Center of Excellence

On Friday September 13th, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it will contribute $40 million over the next 10 years to an Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) that will focus on increasing aviation efficiencies.  Secretary of Transportation Anthony … Continue reading

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Saracini Aviation Safety Act is introduced in Senate

Today, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced a Senate counterpart to the Saracini Aviation Safety Act.  The bill was introduced in the House earlier this summer.  This important legislation requires the installation of secondary barriers on commercial aircraft, and is named … Continue reading

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