Issue / Airlines

Plan for Contact Tracing Air Travelers Stalls

Last week, news outlets reported that the White House put the brakes on a plan by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to require...

Airports, Some Transit Agencies Slow to Spend COVID Relief Money

New data from the federal government shows that not all airports and transit agencies needed the federal coronavirus aid provided by...

Labor Unions Ask USDOT for Mandated Passenger Face Masks

On July 27, Larry Willis, the President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), sent a letter on behalf of TTD’s 33...

House Science Panel Looks at Making Air Travel Safer from Viruses

We normally watch congressional hearings remotely, but it definitely feels strange to be witnessing one happen where all parties...

Road to Recovery Webinar: Rob Britton

This webinar is led by Rob Britton, who led communications for American Airlines after 9/11. He will discuss lessons learned for...

Making Aircraft Certification Safe and Modern for the Global Aviation Industry

The Senate Commerce Committee held a contentious hearing this week to examine the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight...

CDC Contract Tracing Rule Pushed to September

Earlier this week, Trump Administration officials tasked an interagency working group to come up with a plan for conducting contract...

How Quickly Will Airline Passenger Demand Recover?

Passenger air travel, anecdotally and as measured by TSA passenger throughput, is recovering slightly in May after bottoming out in...

New House COVID Bill Changes Airline Aid Conditions, Bails Out Aviation Trust Fund

The new coronavirus relief bill (H.R. 6800) being considered by the House of Representatives this week does not include additional...

$15 Billion for State DOTs, $15.75 Billion More For Transit in Latest House Democratic COVID Bill

This afternoon, House Democrats unveiled their $3 trillion, 1,815-page coronavirus response bill, that follows the $2.6 trillion bill...

CBO Says Coronavirus Response Enacted So Far Will Provide $2.8 Trillion

Today, almost three weeks after the mammoth "CARES Act" (the third legislative installment of coronavirus response) was signed into...

Aviation Aid Hasn’t Been Released Yet.

The mammoth coronavirus aid package signed into law two weeks ago today (on March 27) provided $88 billion in grant and loan authority...

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