Friday, July 20, 2012
In April the International Aviation Law Institute recorded an interview with former U.S. Department of Transportation Undersecretary of Transportation for Policy, Jeffrey N. Shane, as part of the Institute's "Conversations with Aviation Leaders" Oral History Program. That interview can now be viewed in its entirety here.
This also provides an opportunity to wish a happy 90th birthday today to Alan Boyd, the first U.S. Secretary of Transportation, who is mentioned in the interview.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A Times of India story yesterday sheds some light on the Indian government's plans for revamping the country's struggling civil aviation sector. Parliament is expected to consider replacing India's primary aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, with a new Civil Aviation Authority during its winter session. Plans also include measures to reduce the cost of aircraft fuel and a long-discussed loosening of restrictions on foreign direct investment in Indian carriers.