The US Environmental Protection Agency is under pressure to waive the government-mandated Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which places a quota on ethanol production, as high heat, drought impact US corn production and raise the price of livestock feed.
The August US Dept. of Agriculture corn forecast anticipates10.8 billion bushels, slashed over 2 billion bushels since the last report.
Trans States Holdings, parent of US regionals Trans States Airlines, Compass Airlines and GoJet Airlines, remains “comfortable” with its order for 50 Mitsubishi Regional Jets and expects to begin taking delivery of the aircraft in 2017....More
ICAO will have to boost its budget by 3% to pay a Web-based information database to provide airlines, air navigation service providers and member states a source of safety information about the risks to flights over and within conflict zones....More