September 17, 2010
Havel on WTO Boeing Ruling
Professor Brian Havel was featured in the Chicago Tribune's story on the World Trade Organization's preliminary ruling on alleged illegal subsidies to Boeing. See Julie Johnsson & Kathy Bergen, WTO Rules Boeing Got Illegal Subsidies, Chi. Tribune, Sept. 15, 2010 (available here).
September 15, 2010
Mixed Signals on WTO Boeing Ruling
There are conflicting reports from EU and U.S. sources concerning the nature of the World Trade Organization's panel decision on approximately $29 billion in subsidies Boeing is alleged to have received. Compare Frank Jordans, Europe Claims WTO Ruling in Boeing Case a Victory, Assoc. Press, Sept. 15, 2010 (available here), with WTO Easier on Boeing Than Claimed: Sources, Reuters, Sept. 15, 2010 (available here). If U.S. sources are to be believed, the WTO may have ruled that Boeing received as little as $3 billion in illegal aid.
September 13, 2010
FAA Proposes to Reform Pilot Sleep Rules
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which, if adopted, would substantially revise the agency's current regulation of pilot rest requirements. See FAA, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Flightcrew Member Duty and Rest Requirements (Sept. 2010) (available here).
Readers interested in learning more about the proposal can read the FAA's official press release here.