July 20, 2012
Jeffrey Shane Conversation Available at IALI Website
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.
July 19, 2012
Aer Lingus Rejects Ryanair Takeover
Details here. The decision was at least partly motivated by the belief that EC competition regulators would block a combination of the two carriers as they did six years ago.
July 18, 2012
Regulatory Reform on Agenda in India
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.
July 16, 2012
FAA Hits Boeing with $13 Million Fine
The Federal Aviation Administration has fined Boeing more than $13 million for failure to comply with a safety regulation intended to prevent fuel tank explosions.