Issue / Airlines

T&I Aviation Hearing Explores Air Rage Incidents

Unruly passenger incidents are not new to aviation, but the rates of verbal disputes, threats, and sometimes physical altercations with...

Biden Signs Sweeping Market Competition/Concentration Order

On July 9, President Biden signed one of the widest-ranging executive orders of his Administration, EO 14036, "Promoting Competition in...

Modernizing Airports and Air Traffic Control Facilities Among Top Priorities in Aviation Infrastructure Funding

The Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a...

Guest Op-Ed: Action and Reaction: The Belarus Gambit to Force Diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978

Before the end of World War II, the United States government brought representatives of nations from around the world to Chicago to...

Op-Ed: Opening Up Global Air Travel—Safely

One of the indelible effects of the COVID-19 outbreak is the dramatic decrease in air travel. Now that parts of the world are starting...

State of the Aviation Industry Hearing

In a hearing on April 21, the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation, Safety, Operations, and Innovation assessed the state of the aviation...

Airlines, public transit agencies say $1.9 trillion relief plan would prevent deep cuts, job losses

Jeff Davis discusses industry survival measures while reviewing funding aspects of the latest coronavirus relief package.  

More Airline Aid Now Won’t Move Without Resolution of Larger COVID Aid Bill

This was an interesting week for the aviation news beat in Congress. The end result is that many U.S. airlines and contractors are...

Additional Airline Payroll Support Promised But Not (Yet) Delivered

U.S. airlines commenced plans to lay off over 30,000 employees yesterday, following the expiration of the no-layoffs clause...

Airlines Close on $13 Billion in CARES Act Loans

The Treasury Department announced this week that seven passenger airlines had closed loans under the authority provided in the March...

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...

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