_Aaron Karp

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Scarce FAA Funding Creates Infrastructure Deficit, Foxx Says 

The U.S. faces “an infrastructure deficit” that could have negative consequences for commercial aviation, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said today.

Speaking to the Aero Club of Washington DC, Foxx pointed out that civil aviation contributes $1.3 trillion to the U.S. economy annually. “The industry supports more jobs than exist in the whole state of New York,” he said.

Foxx: Historically Low FAA Funding Creating Infrastructure Deficit 
The U.S. Transportation Secretary is open to suggestions for new ways to finance air traffic control, and at a Washington luncheon did not dismiss an audience question regarding possible privatization or partial privatization of FAA’s air traffic management functions.
CFMI: Comac Needs 'More Experienced' Management
“Building an aircraft is not an easy task,” Chahrour told reporters during a briefing at the Singapore Airshow. “They have some difficulty with some suppliers and in bringing them all together at the same time.”
D.C. Airports Director Warns Of Growing Customs Challenge 

Rather than anticipating, the U.S. is “merely reacting to the challenge” of a growing influx of international air travelers and is in danger of turning off future tourists and businesspeople from visiting the U.S., Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) President and CEO Jack Potter said.

D.C. Airports Director Warns Of Growing Customs Challenge 
“The myriad approaches [the federal government is taking to deal with] customs challenges are not producing results,” Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) President and CEO Jack Potter said.
Interjet Applauds Superjet Reliability, Eyes Domestic Pilot Training Center 

Interjet could open a Sukhoi Superjet 100 pilot training center in Mexico rather than sending its pilots to Superjet International’s SSJ100 training facility in Venice.

“We are considering very seriously bringing into Mexico a [SSJ100] full flight simulator,” Interjet Director General Jose Luis Garza said last week at the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) Airline Leaders Forum in Cancun.

Superjet Intensifying Sales Effort After Successful Interjet Launch 
Mexico’s Interjet, which plans to put its third Sukhoi Superjet 100 into service this month, continues to promote the reliability and efficiency of the two SSJ100s it has been operating on domestic flights since Sept. 18.
Transaero CEO Eyes Double-Digit Growth
Russia’s second largest airline expects fast pace of growth
Transaero CEO Expects Double-Digit Growth To Continue 
WASHINGTON - Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest airline, expects its fast pace of growth to continue over the next several years as it anticipates delivery of both its first Airbus A380 and first Boeing 747-8 in 2015. (Photo: Transaero)
 
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