The head of the Air Transport Association of America (ATA) railed against Europe’s emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) during an October 18 speech at the Aero Club in Washington, D.C., vowing to continue the fight against carbon emissions cap-and-trade requirements for air carriers scheduled to take effect January 1.
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Politicians like to use the term “dead on arrival” to refer to unpalatable bills, and that’s how 116 bipartisan members of the House earlier this year described a trial balloon floated by the Obama Administration on user fees for general aviation.
Airline passenger traffic continues its climb out from recessionary lows, but faces headwinds caused by spiraling fuel prices.
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) has chosen prominent Washington lobbyist Nicholas Calio to replace James May as its president and CEO, effective January 1.
The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) responded to comprehensive financial reform legislation reached by Congress by saying, “We commend the congressional conference committee and specifically Chairmen Lincoln and Peterson for completing their work of the last two years by obtaining agreement to send President Obama a strong bill that will put a stop to Wall Street’s reckless and excessive speculation in oil markets.” ATA is the indu
Plans to jump-start NextGen equipage by giving preferential treatment for installation of new avionics systems will fundamentally alter the FAA’s “first-come, first-served” mantra for providing ATC services, according to Department of Transportation inspector general Calvin Scovel III.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said during a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 8th Annual Aviation Summit on April 29 that he is open to discussions to include aviation in the Obama Administration’s proposal to create a multibillion-dollar transportation infrastructure bank, but claimed that he had not been approached with the idea.
Air Transport Association president and CEO James May suggested last month that if the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is fast-tracked like the Interstate Highway System was a half century ago, many of the promised benefits could be fully operational within five years.
In the ongoing effort to morph the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) into a “NowGen,” equipage by users keeps cropping up as one of the main stumbling blocks to implementing many NextGen benefits in the next three to five years.
Air Transport Association president and CEO James May suggested yesterday that if the Next Generation Air Transportation System is fast-tracked like the Interstate Highway System was a half century ago, many of the promised benefits could be operational within five years.
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