Friday, June 21, 2024

Reed Smith appoints attorney and former US Department of Transportation senior advisor to newly formed industry policy and analysis role

Global law firm Reed Smith has hired Julia Norsetter, JD, formerly a senior policy advisor at the US Department of Transportation, as the policy and analysis lead for the firm’s global Transportation Industry Group. In the newly created role, Norsetter will provide analysis and strategic input, as well as sharing insights into the transportation market, […]

Air France KLM will not acquire Virgin Atlantic stake

Air France KLM will no longer acquire a 31% stake in Virgin Atlantic but remains committed to expanding its trans-Atlantic joint venture. On 21 November, the US Department of Transportation granted Anti-trust Immunity to Air France KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic to expand their trans-Atlantic joint venture. The partners have finalised the joint […]

Lufthansa facing $6.4 million fine from FAA

Lufthansa is facing a $6.4 million fine from the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration for allegedly conducting almost 900 flights that were not compliant with Federal Aviation Regulations. Lufthansa is alleged to have operated flights to and from San Diego and Philadelphia knowing it lacked FAA authorisation. Between 22 March 2018 and 27 […]

Commercial drone delivery services come to the US

A drone completed the first scheduled residential delivery on Friday 18 October, conducted by Wing Aviation in collaboration with FedEx Express. The delivery to a home in Christiansburg, Virginia was part of the US Department of Transportation’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program, and marks the first scheduled e-commerce delivery using a drone in the […]

Electronics company facing $126,000 HazMat fine from FAA

A Florida-based electronics company is facing a $126,000 fine from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for alleged violations of Hazardous Materials Violations. RAE-I.T. Asset Management of Ocala, Florida is accused of offering a shipment containing 220 lithium ion mobile phone batteries weighing 16 kilos to UPS for shipment by air on 24 May. The shipment, […]

FAA threatens shipper with large fine for HazMat breach

UPS releases Q2 2021 earnings

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is threatening to hit a Hong Kong-based shipper with a $160,500 fine for violating hazardous materials regulations. The US Department of Transportation’s FAA allege that on 3 January 2017, Woodioso Technology knowingly offered a shipment of 30 lithium ion batteries to UPS for shipment by air from Hong Kong to […]

United Cargo suspends PetSafe following mishaps

United Cargo has suspended its PetSafe programme while it carries out reviews following a number of mishaps. The programme is designed to transport animals that are not eligible to travel in the aircraft cabin. With immediate effect, United says it will not accept any new reservations for PetSafe but will honour existing ones confirmed as […]

FAA to shell out $527.8m in grants to airports

The US Department of Transportation has announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $527.8 million in airport infrastructure grants to 584 gateways across the US as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Among them are $60 million to Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The first grant will allow construction phase of Runway 9C/27C to begin. The […]

DOT picks American for Los Angeles – Beijing flights

American Airlines has been selected for new daily scheduled Los Angeles – Beijing flights by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). Both American and Delta Air Lines had submitted applications for the nonstop flights and the DOT chose the former, as it would add a third US carrier to the West Coast – Beijing market, […]

FAA bans Braille Battery from shipping by air

Lithium battery

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned lithium ion battery manufacturer, Braille Battery from shipping its products by air due to not complying with Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). The FAA says it took the action because the Sarasota, Florida based company failed to ship lithium ion batteries in accordance with appropriate regulations and continued to […]

US grants Antonov exemption for charter services

Ukraine situation escalates, Mriya is "destroyed"

The US Department of Transportation has granted Ukrainian operator Antonov Company (Antonov Airlines) broad air charter exemptions for flights to and from the US. These exemptions follow the US-Ukraine Open Skies agreement which became effective earlier this year. The US DOT has also tentatively granted Antonov Company a foreign air carrier permit. The Antonov Company no […]

US carriers selected to provide daytime services to Tokyo Haneda

American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines have been selected to provide daytime services to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport by the US Department of Transportation later this year. The airlines are seeking five flights per day to Tokyo, operating a daytime schedule. They are proposing linking the US cities of Los Angeles, Honolulu, […]

Carriers given permission for US – Havana services

Eight US carriers have been given permission to fly to Havana by the US Department of Transportation, filling the 20 daily flights agreed by the US and Cuban governments. Twelve airlines applied to serve the island nation’s capital, and Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and […]

Norwegian set to be granted US air carrier permit

The US Department of Transportation has issued an order proposing to grant a foreign air carrier permit to Norwegian Air International. When made final, the permit will allow Norwegian to officially operations to the US, including the first-ever service between Boston and Cork in Ireland. Norwegian Group chief executive officer, Bjørn Kjos says: “A final approval, […]