Government Affairs http://atwonline.com/taxonomy/term/7404/more en US to hold informal talks with Gulf states, but takes no action on Open Skies http://atwonline.com/open-skies/us-hold-informal-talks-gulf-states-takes-no-action-open-skies <div class="node-body article-body">The US State Department has informed US airlines and labor groups that it will not formally reopen negotiations on Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, but instead will engage the Gulf countries in informal talks over alleged subsidies to Gulf airlines.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/open-skies/us-hold-informal-talks-gulf-states-takes-no-action-open-skies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/open-skies/us-hold-informal-talks-gulf-states-takes-no-action-open-skies#comments Government Affairs Open Skies Daily News ATW Plus Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:35:00 +0000 267821 at http://atwonline.com <p>Emirates Airbus A380</p> Rob Finlayson EU, Tunisia close in on aviation agreement http://atwonline.com/regulation/eu-tunisia-close-aviation-agreement <div class="node-body article-body">The European Union (EU) and Tunisia have agreed the terms for a new aviation agreement, which is expected to grow annual traffic by up to 13% per year when it is finalized.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/regulation/eu-tunisia-close-aviation-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/regulation/eu-tunisia-close-aviation-agreement#comments Government Affairs Regulation Daily News ATW Plus Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:04:00 +0000 267771 at http://atwonline.com European Commission confirms Brexit implications http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/european-commission-confirms-brexit-implications <div class="node-body article-body">The European Commission Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport has confirmed the ramifications of the UK’s exit from the European Union (Brexit) on air transport.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/european-commission-confirms-brexit-implications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/european-commission-confirms-brexit-implications#comments Airlines Government Affairs Regulation Daily News Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:37:00 +0000 267761 at http://atwonline.com BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images US senators introduce legislation to reauthorize NTSB http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/us-senators-introduce-legislation-reauthorize-ntsb <div class="node-body article-body">US senators have introduced legislation to reauthorize the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) at a funding level higher than that in its current budget. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/us-senators-introduce-legislation-reauthorize-ntsb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/us-senators-introduce-legislation-reauthorize-ntsb#comments Government Affairs Daily News ATW Plus Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:05:00 +0000 267401 at http://atwonline.com Nielsen sworn in as US homeland security secretary http://atwonline.com/people/nielsen-sworn-us-homeland-security-secretary <div class="node-body article-body">Kirstjen Nielsen, formerly the White House deputy chief of staff and US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief of staff, was sworn in as the new US homeland security secretary.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/people/nielsen-sworn-us-homeland-security-secretary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/people/nielsen-sworn-us-homeland-security-secretary#comments Government Affairs Daily News People Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:43:00 +0000 267231 at http://atwonline.com <p>Kirstjen Nielsen is sworn in as US homeland security secretary Dec. 6 by White House chief of staff John Kelly and White House executive clerk David Kalbaugh.</p> Department of Homeland Security ‘Urgent action’ needed to avoid Brexit airline disaster http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/urgent-action-needed-avoid-brexit-airline-disaster <div class="node-body article-body">If the UK fails to establish traffic rights for airlines before it leaves the European Union (EU), it would be “a disaster,” the head of IATA said Tuesday.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/urgent-action-needed-avoid-brexit-airline-disaster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/urgent-action-needed-avoid-brexit-airline-disaster#comments Government Affairs Daily News ATW On-Location Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:56:00 +0000 267111 at http://atwonline.com <p>IATA DG and CEO Alexandre de Juniac</p> IATA UK passenger tax to rise yet again http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/uk-passenger-tax-rise-yet-again <div class="node-body article-body">The UK government is to increase Air Passenger Duty (APD) – an airline ticket tax – on premium tickets from April 2019. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/uk-passenger-tax-rise-yet-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/uk-passenger-tax-rise-yet-again#comments Government Affairs Daily News Airports & Routes Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:28:00 +0000 266361 at http://atwonline.com Russia spends nearly $6 million on Kaliningrad subsidy program http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/russia-spends-nearly-6-million-kaliningrad-subsidy-program <div class="node-body article-body">Russia spent RUB341.5 million ($5.9 million) on subsidies for the Kaliningrad subsidy program, which ran from May 15-Oct. 15, down 5.2% year-over-year, according to Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/russia-spends-nearly-6-million-kaliningrad-subsidy-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/russia-spends-nearly-6-million-kaliningrad-subsidy-program#comments Government Affairs Daily News ATW Plus Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:05:00 +0000 263221 at http://atwonline.com <p>Aeroflot A320</p> Rob Finlayson EDITORIAL: Planes, Politics & Protectionism http://atwonline.com/blog/editorial-planes-politics-protectionism <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s ironic that the US is seeing a surge in activity that smacks of protectionism under a Republican president; one who campaigned on his credentials as a businessman. </div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/blog/editorial-planes-politics-protectionism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/blog/editorial-planes-politics-protectionism#comments Airlines Government Affairs Aircraft & Engines Opinions ATW Editor&#039;s Blog Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:51:00 +0000 262971 at http://atwonline.com FAA still could face shutdown following House vote http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/faa-still-could-face-shutdown-following-house-vote <div class="node-body article-body">US lawmakers are bumping up to the deadline for extending the FAA’s authorization, after a controversial bill passed the House of Representatives Sept. 28, but still faced an almost equally uncertain chance of becoming law.</div> <p><a href="http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/faa-still-could-face-shutdown-following-house-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/faa-still-could-face-shutdown-following-house-vote#comments Government Affairs Daily News ATW Plus Thu, 28 Sep 2017 20:00:00 +0000 261161 at http://atwonline.com Dan Hockensmith