The European Commission has launched a consultation on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), giving respondents until Oct. 28 to set out their views on policies aimed at making better use of cleaner fuels to help reduce airlines’ carbon dioxide emissions.
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian confirmed that 20% of the company’s workforce voluntarily departed the week of July 27, raising the odds that Delta will avoid mass furloughs of the proportions previewed recently by American Airlines and United Airlines.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a shift in the public’s perception of business jets away from a luxury product and to a safe and efficient alternative to commercial airlines, according to Asian charter operator Sino Jet.
Boeing managers “exerted undue pressure” and interfered with FAA-designated employees at its South Carolina manufacturing facility for the 787 airliner, the FAA said in announcing $1.25 million in proposed fines on Aug. 5.
The FAA will essentially have a new system for managing high-altitude air traffic once upgrades to the current En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) system are completed in 2025, the Transportation Department inspector general reports.
A coalition of industry groups is seeking changes to the eligibility criteria of a treasury loan program created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help general aviation and regional airlines, which face “significant challenges” accessing the program because of liquidity issues, it says.
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