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Ben Goldstein

Ben
Goldstein
Congressional and Regulatory Reporter,
Aviation Week Network

Based in Washington, Ben covers Congress, regulatory agencies, the Departments of Justice and Transportation and lobby groups.

Ben has a Masters degree in Political Communications from the American University in Washington D.C. Prior to joining Aviation Week, he worked for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives as its communications coordinator.

Articles
Climate Challenge For Aviation ‘Worse Than Expected,’ Study Says 
The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has declared the “climate challenge for aviation is worse than expected."
Bill Banning Flag Of Convenience Carriers Advances In U.S. House 
The U.S. House Transportation Committee advanced a bill Sept. 19 that would ban foreign “flag of convenience” carriers from flying to the U.S.
Lawmakers Seek Ban On U.S. Feds Buying Chinese-Made Drones 
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation Sept. 18 that would bar the federal government from purchasing Chinese-made drones.
U.S. Lawmakers Advance $17.7B FAA Funding Bill 
The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a $17.7 billion funding bill for the FAA’s fiscal 2020.
Senators Unveil Bill To Ban U.S. Buys Of Chinese Drones 
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators introduced legislation Sept. 18 that would bar the federal government from purchasing Chinese-made drones.
FedEx Cuts Revenue Outlook 20%, Cites Weak Global Trade 
FedEx Corp. revised its revenue outlook sharply lower amid weakening global trade and sagging industrial production, causing shares to fall nearly 13% in trading Sept. 17.
FedEx Lowers Revenue Outlook On Weakened Global Trade 
FedEx Corp. has revised its revenue outlook sharply lower amid weakening global trade and sagging industrial production, causing its shares to plummet nearly 13% in trading Sept. 17.
Boeing CEO Invited To Testify Before U.S. Lawmakers 
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has been formally invited to testify at a U.S. House Transportation Committee hearing Oct. 30 on the 737 MAX, the committee’s chairman Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) has announced.
Delta CEO Downplays Impact Of Oil Price Volatility 
Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian downplayed the threat posed by higher jet fuel prices in the wake of weekend attacks on Saudi Arabian oil fields.
United, Expedia Resolve Dispute; Sign Multi-Year Agreement 
United Airlines has signed a new, multi-year agreement with Expedia Group, resolving a bitter legal dispute that threatened the companies’ years-long partnership.
Court Renews US Airways Antitrust Case Against Sabre 
A U.S. appeals court has revived an eight-year-old antitrust complaint filed by US Airways against global distribution system (GDS) provider Sabre, rekindling a case that could lead to changes in how GDS platforms structure their contracts with airlines.
Atlas Air Loses Two Amazon Aircraft To ATSG 
Amazon is shifting two Boeing 767-300 freighters from Atlas Air to Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), the companies confirmed.
Jet Fuel Price Spike To Pressure Airlines’ Margins 
A surge in the price of jet fuel after weekend attacks at several Saudi Arabian oil facilities appears likely to pressure airlines’ margins in the 2019 fourth-quarter (Q4) and beyond, analysts say.
U.S. Labor Board Sides With Boeing In South Carolina Union Dispute 
The U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has overturned a previous decision allowing a unit of 178 mechanics and inspectors at Boeing’s South Carolina plant to unionize with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).
Study Names Frontier Most Fuel-Efficient U.S. Carrier 
Frontier Airlines was the most fuel-efficient U.S. carrier in 2017-2018, boosted by large investments in Airbus A320neo aircraft, according to a study released Sept. 12 by the International Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT).

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