Policy Change Will Likely Lead To End Of The Associations'
Lawsuit Against The Agency
Three leading general aviation organizations welcomed plans
announced Friday by government officials for lifting restrictions
on a program that allows aircraft owners and operators to "opt out"
from having their flight information broadcast over the
Board Will Hear From A Broad Cross-Section Of Industry
Representatives On Planning, Safety, And Protocols
The NTSB announced Friday that it plans to hold a hearing on air
race and air show safety. The hearing will be chaired by NTSB
Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman, and all five Board members will
Airbus Looks To Boeing To Live Up To Previous Rhetoric On WTO
Compliance Next Year
Europe has implemented the WTO findings it ways has brought the
parties into full conformity with WTO obligations. Airbus said in a
statement that the WTW ruling in May of 2011 confirmed that
European partnership with Airbus is legal and that government
support to Airbus did not cause material injury to Boeing. While
pleased with the WTO’s substantial affirmation of the
European position in the decision, Airbus respects that the
decision did contain limited findings of subsidy effects requiring
action within six months of the decision.
Region To See 66 Percent Growth In Passenger Fleet
The U.S. and Canada will require 5,901 new passenger aircraft of
more than 100 seats between today and 2030, according to the
recently released Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF). In that same
time period, there will be a need for 414 new freighter aircraft.
This total of 6,315 new aircraft deliveries has an estimated value
of $648 billion. These region-specific figures were presented
Thursday in Washington, D.C. by Airbus Chief Operating Officer
– Customers, John Leahy.
Young New York Woman Suffered A Severe Brain Injury In The
After being struck by a car in the Virgin Islands, a severely
injured Long Island woman is back in New York, thanks to the
efforts of her mother, Congressman Tim Bishop and Angel MedFlight.
Kelly Breem suffered a traumatic brain injury Nov. 14 when she was
hit by a car while crossing a street on the island of St. Thomas,
Planemaker Sues Aviation Partners Saying Patent Is Invalid
Airbus has filed a lawsuit in Austin, TX, against Boeing partner
Aviation Partners Inc., claiming its patent on winglets is invalid,
and that the European planemaker should not have to pay royalties
for the "sharklets" it plans to use on the A320neo aircraft.
Air Combat Command Cites Budget Reductions As Reasons For The
A major draw for air shows large and small is the ability for
the public to see military aircraft much closer than they would
probably be able to otherwise. But looming defense budget cuts may
spell at least a temporary end to the displays by Air Force planes
at many shows, often seen as an effective recruiting tool.
"Today (Thursday) we have presented a comprehensive
package of actions that achieves full compliance with the WTO
recommendations and rulings in the Airbus case." Source:
John Clancy, spokesman for European Union trade commissioner Karel
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