Thursday, August 16, 2012

Passenger Rights Law Takes Effect in Israel

Airlines and charter flights departing Israeli airports will have to compensate passengers for delayed or canceled flights now that a new law has taken effect. The new law brings Israeli passenger protections closer in line with EU standards. Further harmonization will be necessary under the recently signed EU/Israel Air Transport Agreement.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

FAA Says Seatbelt Extenders Must Come From Airlines

The FAA has issued guidance to aircraft operators that passengers should not be allowed to utilize separately purchased seatbelt extenders. The only extenders approved by the FAA for use are those provided by operators. 

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Horton Dishes on AMR Merger, oneworld

In an story published in Sunday's Financial Times, American Airlines CEO Tom Horton shared a few notable tidbits of information. He said that AMR would likely make a decision in the coming weeks about merging with another carrier, that in the event of a merger AMR would remain in the oneworld alliance, and that oneworld is "on the brink" of adding one of the big three Gulf carriers: Emirates, Etihad or Qatar.

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Ukraine Ratifies Cape Town Convention

On July 31 Ukraine became the most recent State to deposit its instrument of ratification to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and its Aircraft Protocol. Ukraine's elected declarations can be found here.

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