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Category: Impact & Regulations


Impact & Regulations

FAA’s need for speed

March 22, 2019

Via: Politico

NEED FOR SPEED: Concerns about the FAA’s strategy of delegating much of its regulatory oversight to employees at the companies it oversees are being amplified in the wake of the two Boeing 737 MAX crashes in recent months, our Kathryn […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump finally nominates an FAA chief

March 20, 2019

Via: Politico

DICKSON PICKED: Nearly 15 months after the FAA’s last permanent administrator departed, Trump nominated Steve Dickson, a former Delta Air Lines executive, to replace him. The nomination comes at a time of crisis for the agency, which is under scrutiny […]


Impact & Regulations

Trump Calls on GM to ‘Bring Jobs Home’ After Ohio Plant Closing

March 18, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

President Donald Trump said he wants an immediate start to talks between General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers, extending to a third day his calls for the carmaker and union to reopen an Ohio factory. “Get that big, […]


Impact & Regulations

FAA’s certification process under scrutiny

March 18, 2019

Via: Politico

IG INVESTIGATING FAA: The Department of Transportation’s inspector general is investigating the FAA’s approval of the Boeing 737 MAX, according to the Wall Street Journal. The inquiry will be focused on the agency’s Seattle office which certifies the safety of […]


Impact & Regulations

VW Sued by SEC for Misleading Bondholders on Diesel Cheating

March 15, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Volkswagen AG and its former CEO were sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over claims they failed to disclose to investors that diesel vehicles violated emissions standards, the latest twist in a software cheating scandal that already has […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Partisan Disagreements Persist Over Infrastructure Funding Mechanism

March 14, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — The leaders of the congressional committees tasked with crafting an infrastructure policy bill continue to disagree over a sustainable approach for ensuring the country’s transportation network is funded long term. While Republicans express support for a vehicle-miles-traveled fee […]


Impact & Regulations

FAA defies relentless calls to ground 737 MAX

March 13, 2019

Via: Politico

FAA STANDS ALONE: FAA continued to stand firm in its decision not to ground Boeing 737 MAX planes in the U.S., even as a barrage of lawmakers, former officials, unions and others urged the agency to follow in the footsteps […]


Impact & Regulations

US Senator Introduces Bill to Repeal the Jones Act

March 13, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

“Restricting trade between U.S. ports is a huge loss for American consumers and producers. It is long past time to repeal the Jones Act entirely so that Alaskans, Hawaiians, and Puerto Ricans aren’t forced to pay higher prices for imported […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

Port of Rotterdam Bracing for Operations under Brexit

March 12, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

Additional customs formalities, required for so-called third countries, would mean more intensive passport checks and inspections, leading to longer processing times at terminals. Steps taken would allow the Port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, to better cope with customs documents […]


Impact & Regulations

Eyes on FAA after another 737 Max crash

March 11, 2019

Via: Politico

ANOTHER 737 MAX CRASH, NOW WHAT?: Though the exact circumstances are still up in the air, another 737 Max 8 has crashed shortly after takeoff, including some similarities with up-and-down altitudes seen in a Lion Air crash many attribute to […]