Friday, May 24, 2013
News of note before beginning your Memorial Day weekend:
- Qatar appears to have backed off its attempt to lure ICAO headquarters away from Canada.
- The European Commission has accepted the conditions proposed by Lufthansa, Air Canada and United for operation of the New York-Frankfurt route as part of their larger joint venture.
- Nigeria's Federal Executive Council has approved a new national policy on civil aviation intended to bring the country's safety regulation better in line with ICAO standards.
- Meanwhile, Australia's aviation safety agencies were harshly criticized in a senate committee report that could prompt the government to make changes.