Government Affairs en Poll Question: Elaine Chao is a good pick as nominee for the incoming US administration’s Department of Transportation secretary. <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/" style="width: 150px; height: 69px;" /></p> </div><form action="/poll/12022016" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3941-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3941"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3941" name="choice" value="3941" class="form-radio" /> Yes</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3951-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3951"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3951" name="choice" value="3951" class="form-radio" /> No</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3961-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3961"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3961" name="choice" value="3961" class="form-radio" /> Not sure</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="232161" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-_8u8rqx7JWp6B6huysTomGw2c23iu4Hx-dcrxBpFoD4" value="form-_8u8rqx7JWp6B6huysTomGw2c23iu4Hx-dcrxBpFoD4" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> Government Affairs Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:19:56 +0000 232161 at Arab carriers fear protectionist trend <div class="node-body article-body">Fears that nations will build barriers to protect their national carriers were expressed during the annual meeting of the organization representing Middle East airlines.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Daily News ATW On-Location ATW Plus Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:40:00 +0000 232011 at <p>Arab Air Carriers&rsquo; Organization DG Abdul Wahab Teffaha</p> AACO/Twitter COMMENTARY: Uber’s flying car vision won’t fly without NextGen <div class="field-byline"> David F. Melcher </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Uber’s recent report outlining its vision for the potential of autonomous flying cars has captured the imagination of city dwellers and commuters worldwide. Who wouldn’t enjoy care-free flying in 10 years that eliminates gridlock at 200mph?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Associations Government Affairs Regulation Daily News Technology Opinions Wed, 23 Nov 2016 17:18:00 +0000 231351 at <p>David F. Melcher</p> AIA Austrian government to cut local aviation taxes 50% by 2018 <div class="node-body article-body">The Austrian government will cut local aviation taxes 50% by January 2018. Pending government approval, taxes should be reduced by 25% in 2017 and 25% the following year.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Daily News Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:55:00 +0000 231061 at <p>Austrian Airlines Boeing 767</p> Austrian Airlines LATAM CEO: Latin American governments need to reduce taxes on airlines <div class="node-body article-body">Latin American airlines’ growth will be stymied unless the region’s governments ease the tax burden on airlines and passengers, LATAM Airlines Group CEO Enrique Cueto said.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Daily News ATW On-Location Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:00:00 +0000 230241 at <p>LATAM Airlines Group CEO Enrique Cueto (left) and ALTA executive director Eduardo Iglesias&nbsp;speak to reporters at the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum in Mexico City.</p> Aaron Karp Airbus, Indonesia partner to reduce aviation's environmental impact <div class="node-body article-body">Airbus and Indonesia’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation have signed a long-term partnership agreement to reduce aviation’s impact on the environment.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eco-Aviation Government Affairs Daily News ATW Plus Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:32:00 +0000 225571 at Huerta: FAA becoming more nimble agency as technology advances <div class="node-body article-body">FAA administrator Michael Huerta said FAA is moving quickly to adapt to the demands of new technology, acknowledging that the pace of change is difficult for some in the agency.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Daily News ATW Plus Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:58:00 +0000 224721 at <p>FAA administrator Michael Huerta</p> Aero Club/Facebook WTO criticizes EU for large aircraft subsidies inaction <div class="node-body article-body">The World Trade Organization (WTO) has upheld a US claim that the European Union (EU) has failed to act on illegal Airbus subsidies, but has rejected other allegations related to the Airbus A380 and A350 programs.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Daily News Manufacturers ATW Plus Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:38:00 +0000 224661 at <p>Airbus A380 tail with A350 flying in background.</p> Airbus Delta’s “Fly America” complaints get stranger the closer you look <div class="node-body blog-body">Delta Air Lines’ complaint about JetBlue Airways being awarded a pair of US federal employee travel routes gets only more interesting when you study the so-called “Fly America” system and how the US majors benefit from massive government travel contracts. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Government Affairs Airports & Routes Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 06 Sep 2016 21:53:00 +0000 222851 at China, Europe & US in historic accord on aviation emissions <div class="node-body article-body">China, Europe and the US have pledged to join the initial voluntary phases of the carbon-offsetting scheme designed to help international aviation achieve its goal of carbon-neutral growth after 2020</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eco-Aviation Government Affairs Daily News ATW Plus Sun, 04 Sep 2016 22:12:00 +0000 222701 at