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US grants final approval for Aer Lingus to join transatlantic joint venture

Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus received the final US approval to join the transatlantic joint business venture....


Boeing 737 MAX return question caught in FAA reputation crisis

As Boeing nears the end of the 737 MAX software update, the question remains whether aviation authorities will follow the FAA’s example in clearing the aircraft to fly again ‒ as it is a custom in the industry. The discussions and speculation on the topic has intensified in the last week, as global authorities gathered to the ICAO tri-annual assembly session on September 24, 2019. While media reports indicate that regulators authorities are...


Southwest deadly engine failures bring FAA under scrutiny

Southwest Airlines is still feeling the consequences of the deadly engine failure on April 17, 2018. In addition to lawsuits by eight passengers of the flight and one passenger’s husband, United States authority body has announced launching an investigation into the supervision of the carrier. The investigation references a similar incident with engine fan blade failure mid-flight Southwest had back in 2016....


Russian airlines at risk of tighter scrutiny in U.S.

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on May 23, 2018, new rules for the Russian cargo and commercial airlines operating in U.S. airports . Three concerned companies: Aeroflot, AirBridgeCargo Airlines and Yakutia Airlines, have seven days to comply....


DOT grants antitrust immunity to Delta-Aeromexico

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a Final Order granting approval of, and antitrust immunity for, the proposed alliance agreements submitted by Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico. ...


DOT to deny American Airlines-Qantas alliance

On the 18th of November 2016, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a Show Cause Order tentatively denying the application of American Airlines and Qantas Airways to expand their existing alliance for services between the United States and Australia/New Zealand....


Safety rules for small unmanned aircraft systems come into effect

FAA issued new safety regulations for drones weighing less than 55 pounds....


US airlines post net profit of $3bn in 1Q 2016

The profit of U.S. scheduled passenger airlines was down from  $7.7bn in 4Q15, to $3.1 in 1Q16....


US bans electronic cigarettes on all commercial flights

U.S. Department of Transportation announced a final rule that explicitly bans the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights. It applies to all scheduled flights of U.S. and foreign carriers involving transportation in, to, and from the United States....