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Air traffic controller Emil Watson in the control tower at Miami International
US House transportation chairman introduces ATC privatization bill
US House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) on June 21 introduced a new bill that features a revised and supposedly friendlier approach to moving air traffic control (ATC) out of the FAA and into a federally chartered, non-profit organization.
CS100 in Delta Air Lines’ livery
US trade commission backs Boeing complaint against Bombardier 
As expected, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) voted unanimously June 9 to allow a Boeing’s antidumping complaint against Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier to continue toward finding compensatory duties.
Airbus, Boeing both claim victory in latest WTO ruling 
Rival large commercial aircraft (LCA) manufacturers Airbus and Boeing both claimed minor victories June 9 after the latest World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling in their ongoing legal battle over improper government subsidies.
Canada, Bombardier counter Boeing’s complaints about CSeries 
The Canadian government, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, is pushing back against allegations by Boeing that Bombardier has engaged in unfair “dumping” of aircraft in the US market.
ALPA wants aviation exemption to Trump’s regulatory rollback 
The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) wants US President Donald Trump to exempt aviation safety and security rules from his administration’s new, so-called “two-for-one” deregulation effort.
French joins UK investigation into alleged Airbus fraud 
French authorities have joined a UK investigation into alleged misuse of third-party agents and European export credit by Airbus.
Bombardier ponders next new aircraft 
Bombardier has years to go on its turnaround plan, but the Canadian manufacturer is far enough along to begin thinking of its next new aircraft, president and CEO Alain Bellemare said at the US Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Aviation Summit March 2.
European Union appeals WTO ruling over Airbus subsidies 
The European Union (EU) on Oct. 13 formally appealed a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling issued in September that states sponsors of Toulouse-based Airbus Group did not properly remove illegal subsidies for building large civil aircraft.
A350 XWB and A380
US, Boeing to seek Airbus-Europe compensation 
Boeing and the US government will push ahead in seeking compensation from Europe.
Renderings of A330, A350 and A380
US government issues licenses allowing commercial aircraft sales to Iran 
The US government has issued licenses to Airbus and Boeing to sell aircraft to Iranian airlines. “We have received that license, and remain in talks with Iran Air based on the memorandum of agreement,” Boeing said in a Sept. 21 statement, referencing an earlier deal with the airline.
747-8I
Boeing Iran Air deal could include 747-8s  6
Boeing acknowledged Tuesday that Iran Air has signed a letter of intent to order airliners, confirming the US manufacturer intends to challenge Airbus vigorously in the politically sensitive, but potentially lucrative Middle Eastern market.
Blogs & Commentary
Jun 23, 2017
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Qatar Airways’ American bid could be political

Qatar Airways’ unsolicited bid to acquire a large stake in American Airlines is indeed “puzzling”, as American CEO Doug Parker put it in a letter to employees....More
Jun 22, 2017
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Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker defiant in face of blockade, laptop ban

The diplomatic rift between Qatar and four Gulf neighbors has not thwarted Qatar Airways’ ambitions....More
Jun 22, 2017
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Qatar's unsolicited, unexpected and unwelcome bid for American

You have to hand it to Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker; he never fails to surprise. This time, it appears, he has also surprised American Airlines....More
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