Government Affairs en Greek debt crisis restrains Aegean in the midst of expansion <div class="node-body article-body">Aegean Airlines is trying to reassure customers that it is operating its flight schedule normally in the wake of bank closures, capital controls and uncertainty over Greece’s future in the eurozone.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Government Affairs Daily News Aegean Airlines Airberlin Stefan Pichler ATW Plus Carsten Spohr Dimitris Gerogiannis eurozone financial aid package Lufthansa Ryanair Tue, 07 Jul 2015 13:13:00 +0000 171931 at <p>Aegean Airlines A321</p> Rob Finlayson Neffenger sworn in as TSA administrator, warns of ‘diffuse’ threat <div class="node-body article-body">Peter Neffenger was sworn in Monday as the new head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) amid the agency’s reevaluation of airport security following revelations of undercover agents bringing banned items through checkpoints.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Security Daily News People Department of Homeland Security DHS Jeh Johnson Peter Neffenger Transportation Security Administration TSA Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:18:00 +0000 171771 at <p>DHS secretary Jeh Johnson swears in new TSA administrator Peter Neffenger.</p> By Aaron Karp European Parliament quizzes EASA, EC on post-Germanwings crash safety <div class="node-body article-body">Transport Committee Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have held discussions with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) executive director Patrick Ky and the European Commission (EC) on how to improve aviation safety in the wake of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps in March.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Daily News Safety aviation safety BEA EASA European Aviation Safety Agency European Commission four eyes principle Germanwings MEPs Patrick Ky Transport Committee Violeta Bulc Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:12:00 +0000 171721 at US airlines complying with DOJ’s request for information <div class="node-body article-body">US airlines said they are complying with a request from the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide information on capacity planning and pricing as part of DOJ’s probe into possible “unlawful coordination” by the carriers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Government Affairs Daily News American Airlines collusion Delta Air Lines DOJ Helane Becker Southwest Airlines United Airlines US Department of Justice Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:47:00 +0000 171701 at <p>American Airlines Boeing 737-800</p> THIS WEEK'S POLL QUESTION: The US Department of Justice is investigating US airlines for possible collusion on capacity planning. DOJ’s investigation is: <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"></div><form action="/poll/07022015" 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-1461-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1461"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1461" name="choice" value="1461" class="form-radio" /> Anti-business. Overall airline profit margins remain tight; US airlines are doing what they must to remain competitive, generate profits and refurbish aging fleets.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1471-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1471"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1471" name="choice" value="1471" class="form-radio" /> On the mark. US airlines are indeed conspiring to drive up airfares by slowing growth and packing flights.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-1481-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-1481"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-1481" name="choice" value="1481" class="form-radio" /> A folly. If antitrust charges are brought and penalties assessed, airline passengers will pay even more in the end.</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="171681" 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-wN-EgiQ6oZFwF83nXJ2pGed4mTlp__s2xK8i5FQ3UIk" value="form-wN-EgiQ6oZFwF83nXJ2pGed4mTlp__s2xK8i5FQ3UIk" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Government Affairs Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:55:46 +0000 171681 at Russian government reduces VAT to 10% <div class="node-body article-body">The Russian government has reduced value-added tax (VAT) from 18% to 10%, from July 1, for Russian airlines operating domestic flights. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Government Affairs Daily News Russian Association of Air Transport Operators Transaero Airlines Ural Airlines UTair Airlines Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:44:00 +0000 171671 at Commission opts for third runway at London Heathrow Airport <div class="node-body article-body">London’s Heathrow airport should be the site for the much-needed extra runway capacity in London and the South East UK, according to an official report.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Daily News Airports & Routes Boris Johnson David Cameron environment Gatwick Howard Davies London Heathrow noise runway Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:26:00 +0000 171301 at Smarter Security <div class="field-deck"> New technologies are helping to both speed the passenger screening process and address system gaps. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) made headlines in June when a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) inspector general’s report revealed weaknesses at US airports’ passenger screening checkpoints.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Security aviation security Department of Homeland Security Rapiscan SITA Smiths Detection TSA US DOT Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:11:00 +0000 171271 at Thinkstock Editorial - Putting Pressure on ICAO <div class="field-deck"> The US Environmental Protection Agency has ratcheted up the pressure on ICAO's commercial aircraft carbon-dioxide emissions negotiations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A failure to reach an accord on an international standard for aircraft emissions by the February 2016 deadline is now even more likely to lead to the regulatory mess airlines have long feared—governments around the world imposing a patchwork quilt of unilateral rules.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Affairs Regulation aircraft emissions Clean Air Act CO2 emissions EPA ICAO Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:03:00 +0000 171251 at Thoughts on Emirates’ subsidy filing to US government <div class="node-body blog-body">Emirates Airline today submitted its long-awaited response to US airline allegations that it is subsidized by its government owner in ways that contravene the US-UAE Open Skies agreement. Here are some of my thoughts on Emirates’ document.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/atw-editors-blog-0">ATW Editor&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Airlines Blogs Government Affairs Open Skies Regulation American Delta Emirates Gulf carriers Open Skies Tim Clark United ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:51:00 +0000 171151 at