Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Link Roundup

There was quite a bit of noteworthy aviation law news late this week, so we thought we'd provide a list of links below.

  • Though the EU has pressed the pause button on parts of its aviation emissions regulation, it is considering assessing fines on Indian and Chinese carriers that have refused to comply with monitoring requirements and never submitted permits for 2012 emissions.
  • EU officials are also reportedly hoping the United States will back them in this dispute.
  • The European Commission has approved the rescue loan Poland gave LOT in December.
  • The New Zealand government gave its approval to the Qantas-Emirates alliance.




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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Michael Whitaker Selected for FAA Post

We'd like to congratulate Michael G. Whitaker, past advisory board member and long-time friend of the International Aviation Law Institute, who will be appointed by President Obama to become Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Mr. Whitaker was with Trans World Airlines from 1991 to 1994, before spending 15 years with United Airlines, rising to the level of Senior Vice President for Alliances, International, and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to this appointment, he had been working with InterGlobe Enterprises. He should prove to be an excellent appointment.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

CAPA on Consolidation in European Market

CAPA has a good rundown today of the current and future state of airline consolidation in Europe. The piece suggests that while Europe has yet to achieve the degree of consolidation present in the North American market, significant future changes are likely to require deals involving non-EU carriers. The full analysis is worth a read.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

ICAO Climate Change Symposium Seeks Answers

Delegates have gathered in Montreal this week for ICAO's symposium on climate change and aviation. The primary agenda item will be discussions regarding a scheme to regulate aviation emissions. Reportedly, there are three options under consideration, ranging from a cap-and-trade plan to a requirement to purchase carbon offsets. Industry appears to be pushing for the carbon offset option.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Fallout from Shooting Extends to Philippine-Taiwan Air Services

An expansion of the existing air services agreement between Taiwan and the Philippines has been set aside in the wake of the controversy over the recent shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine Coast Guard.

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