Friday, March 26, 2010
Prof. Brian Havel was quoted in today's story from the Financial Times on the new protocol to amend the 2007 U.S./EU Air Transport Agreement. See Pilitia Clark, Washington Wins Battle of Open Skies, Fin. Times, Mar. 26, 2010 (available here).
Thursday, March 25, 2010
The United States and European Union announced the completion of their second stage talks to their 2007 Air Transport Agreement. The latest round of negotiations resulted in a new Protocol which amends and replaces part of the 2007 Agreement. Copies of the Protocol, along with supporting documents, are attached below:
- Download 20100325 - Attachment A (delegation list)
- Download 20100325 - Attachment B (Protocol)
- Download 20100325 - Attachment C (Joint Statement)
- Download 20100325 - Joint Declaration on Languages
- Download 20100325 - MoC
Please check the blog tomorrow and next week for further links and commentary on this important development in international aviation law and policy.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Prof. Brian Havel, Director of the International Aviation Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law, was quoted in the Chicago Tribune's story on yesterday's ruling from the World Trade Organization on subsidies granted to Airbus by European Union Member States. See Julie Johnsson, Boeing and U.S. Score Big Trade Victory Against Airbus and EU, Chi. Tribune, Mar. 23, 2010 (available here).
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Earlier today, the World Trade Organization issued its full ruling on the United States' claim (brought on behalf of Boeing) that European aircraft manufacturer Airbus received over $200 billion in illegal subsides from the European Union. See Christopher Drew & Nicola Clark, W.T.O. Affirms Ruling of Improper Airbus Aid, N.Y. Times, Mar. 23, 2010 (available here). Though the ruling won't be made public for several months, it appears that only a fraction of the aid Airbus was alleged to have received violated WTO law. An EU counterclaim concerning illegal U.S. aid to Boeing is still pending.
Blog readers interested in the dispute may wish to consult earlier entries dealing with the Boeing/Airbus dispute: "Preliminary Observations on the Boeing/Airbus Dispute"; "Backgrounder on Boeing/Airbus WTO Dispute"; "EU Will Have to Wait for Boeing Ruling"; and "Havel on Boeing/Airbus Dispute."