US Dept. of Transportation delayed indefinitely its proposed rule intended to ease foreign control restrictions on domestic airlines, a move it had hoped would facilitate an open skies agreement with the EU. Congress passed amendments this summer prohibiting DOT from spending money on the effort for one year (ATWOnline, July 21). Rep. Jerry Costello (D-Ill.), ranking member on the House aviation subcommittee, said DOT made a "wise decision" and encouraged it "to scrap the rule altogether." ...

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