Government Affairs http://atwonline.com/taxonomy/term/7404/more en US-Cuba thaw: Some travel bans lifted but US carriers still restricted http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/us-cuba-thaw-some-travel-bans-lifted-us-carriers-still-restricted <div class="node-body article-body">The US has announced it will initiate discussions with Cuba to re-establish diplomatic relations, aiming to open an embassy in Havana in the coming months. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/us-cuba-thaw-some-travel-bans-lifted-us-carriers-still-restricted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/us-cuba-thaw-some-travel-bans-lifted-us-carriers-still-restricted#comments Government Affairs Daily News Air Canada Obama OFAC Office of Foreign Assets Control travel restriction US-Cuba relations; travel ban White House Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:30:00 +0000 149831 at http://atwonline.com France to sell substantial stake in Toulouse Blagnac Airport to Chinese consortium http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/france-sell-substantial-stake-toulouse-blagnac-airport-chinese-consortium <div class="node-body article-body">The French government will sell a 49.99% stake in Toulouse Blagnac Airport (ATB) to a Chinese consortium made up of state-owned Shandong Hi-Speed Group and Hong Kong-based investment firm Friedmann Pacific Asset Management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/france-sell-substantial-stake-toulouse-blagnac-airport-chinese-consortium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/france-sell-substantial-stake-toulouse-blagnac-airport-chinese-consortium#comments Government Affairs Daily News Airports & Routes Airbus ATW Plus Communauté urbaine Toulouse Métropole Département de la Haute-Garonne Friedmann Pacific Asset Management Région Midi-Pyrénées Shandong Hi-Speed Group Symbiose consortium Toulouse Blagnac Airport Toulouse Chamber of Commerce and Industry Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:50:00 +0000 149441 at http://atwonline.com Reports: Russian government to support UTair http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/reports-russian-government-support-utair <div class="node-body article-body">The Russian government is considering supporting UTair Airline, Interfax news agency reported, quoting Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/reports-russian-government-support-utair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/reports-russian-government-support-utair#comments Airlines Government Affairs Daily News Avialeasing Deputy Minister of Transport Valery Okulov Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsia technical default UTair Airline UTair Finance Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:00:00 +0000 149181 at http://atwonline.com <p>UTair Airlines A321</p> Courtesy, UTair EASA to investigate near mid-air collisions involving military aircraft http://atwonline.com/safety/easa-investigate-near-mid-air-collisions-involving-military-aircraft <div class="node-body article-body">The European Commission (EC) has asked the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to investigate a series of near mid-air collisions involving European passenger airliners and military aircraft during recent months. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/easa-investigate-near-mid-air-collisions-involving-military-aircraft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/easa-investigate-near-mid-air-collisions-involving-military-aircraft#comments Government Affairs Daily News Safety EASA European Aviation Safety Agency European Commission European Union João Aguiar Machado military aircraft near mid-air collisions Patrick Ky Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:54:00 +0000 148921 at http://atwonline.com Russia cancels AOCs for Bylina and Moskovia airlines http://atwonline.com/finance-data/russia-cancels-aocs-bylina-and-moskovia-airlines <div class="node-body article-body">Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has canceled air operator’s certificates (AOCs) for Bylina Airline and Moskovia Airline. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/finance-data/russia-cancels-aocs-bylina-and-moskovia-airlines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/finance-data/russia-cancels-aocs-bylina-and-moskovia-airlines#comments Airlines Government Affairs Finance & Data Daily News air operator’s certificate AOC Bylina Airline Mikhail Alexeev Moskovia Airline Red Wings Rosaviatsia Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:53:00 +0000 148801 at http://atwonline.com UK scraps air passenger duty for children http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/uk-scraps-air-passenger-duty-children <div class="node-body article-body">The UK will scrap air passenger duty (APD) for children under 12 years old traveling in economy class effective May 1, 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/uk-scraps-air-passenger-duty-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/uk-scraps-air-passenger-duty-children#comments Airlines Government Affairs Daily News air passenger duty APD Carolyn McCall Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne Craig Kreeger EasyJet UK Autumn Statement to Parliament Virgin Atlantic Wed, 03 Dec 2014 20:45:00 +0000 148381 at http://atwonline.com Out of Harm's Way http://atwonline.com/safety/out-harms-way <div class="field-deck"> Collaboration and agreed channels of communication are vital to improve information-sharing over where it is safe for commercial airliners to fly. But will intelligence agencies cooperate? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200, killing all 298 innocent citizens onboard, never should have happened. Even more awful to contemplate, it could have been worse.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/out-harms-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/out-harms-way#comments Airlines Government Affairs Safety ATW Plus IATA ICAO NOTAM security Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:40:00 +0000 148131 at http://atwonline.com Russia spends $74 million for subsidies programs this year http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/russia-spends-74-million-subsidies-programs-year <div class="node-body article-body">Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, said the government has spent RUB3.5 billion ($74 million) for regional routes and Kaliningrad routes subsidy programs so far this year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/russia-spends-74-million-subsidies-programs-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/russia-spends-74-million-subsidies-programs-year#comments Government Affairs Finance & Data Daily News ATW Plus Kaliningrad regional routes subsidy program Rosaviatsia Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:42:00 +0000 146851 at http://atwonline.com MH17 wreckage moved to the Netherlands http://atwonline.com/safety/mh17-wreckage-moved-netherlands <div class="node-body article-body">Dutch air accident investigators have begun moving the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to the Netherlands, where a section of the Boeing 777-200ER will be reconstructed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/safety/mh17-wreckage-moved-netherlands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/safety/mh17-wreckage-moved-netherlands#comments Airlines Government Affairs Daily News Safety ATW Plus Boeing 777-200ER crash Dutch Safety Board Malaysia Airlines MH17 safety surface-to-air missile Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:36:00 +0000 146701 at http://atwonline.com <p>Workers, under the supervision of the Dutch experts and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, remove the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 to load to the trucks from Pro-Russian rebel&rsquo;s territory in eastern Ukraine, in Donetsk, Ukraine on Nov. 16.</p> Photo by Alexander Ermochenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Airports Commission launches consultation on additional capacity proposals http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/airports-commission-launches-consultation-additional-capacity-proposals <div class="node-body article-body">The UK government-appointed Airports Commission has published for consultation its assessment of proposals for additional runway capacity at London’s Gatwick and Heathrow airports.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/airports-commission-launches-consultation-additional-capacity-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/airports-commission-launches-consultation-additional-capacity-proposals#comments Government Affairs Daily News Airports & Routes Airports Commission ATW Plus Gatwick Airport Heathrow Airport Howard Davies Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:21:00 +0000 146751 at http://atwonline.com