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  • U.S. Department of Transportation publishes Air Travel Consumer Report - - - September 2020 and 3rd Quarter 2020 Numbers

    U.S. Department of Transportation publishes Air Travel Consumer Report: September 2020 and 3rd Quarter 2020 Numbers | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation press release: November 25, 2020)

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its November 2020 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on reporting marketing and operating air carrier data compiled for the month of September 2020. The full consumer report and other aviation consumer matters of interest to the public can be found at http://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer . The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency has resulted in significant changes to airline schedules and operations, contributing to airlines’ on-time performance and cancellation statistics in September 2020 and 3rd Quarter 2020. The 10 marketing network carriers reported 345,294 scheduled domestic flights in September 2020 compared to 398,470 flights in A
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  • Federal Railroad Administration Publishes Railroads’ Third Quarter 2020 Positive Train Control Implementation Status Updates

    Federal Railroad Administration Publishes Railroads’ Third Quarter 2020 Positive Train Control Implementation Status Updates | site |


    PTC systems governing operations on 99.6% of all 57,537 PTC-mandated route miles


    (Information contained in Federal Railroad Administration [FRA] press release: November 18, 2020) WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released a quarterly status update on railroads’ self-reported progress, as of September 30, 2020, toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems by December 31, 2020, as required by Congress. All railroads subject to the statutory mandate are currently operating PTC systems in revenue service or in advanced field testing, known as revenue service demonstration (RSD). As of September 30, PTC technology remains to be activated on approximately 223 required route miles, based on railroads’ Third Quarter 2020 PTC Progres...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Public Comment on Automated Driving System Safety Principles

    U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Public Comment on Automated Driving System Safety Principles | site |



    Publishes an advance notice of proposed rulemaking on ADS safety framework


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration press release: November 19, 2020)

    November 19, 2020 | Washington, DC - - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking public comment on the potential development of a framework of principles to govern the safe behavior of automated driving systems (ADS) in the future. The advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) was submitted to the Federal Register on November 19 and is available online here. “This rulemaking will help address legitimate public concerns about safety, security and privacy without hampering innovation in the development of automated driving systems,”
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  • CDC issues revised COVID-19 Travel Health Notice Levels and Testing for International Travelers

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues revised COVID-19 Travel Health Notice Levels and Testing for International Travelers| site |


    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) press release: November 22, 2020)

    On Saturday, November 21, CDC revised the Travel Health Notice system for COVID-19 and released new recommendations for testing before and after international air travel to help the public make informed decisions for safer, healthier, and more responsible travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    CDC’s Travel Health Notices inform travelers and clinicians about current health issues in destinations around the world. For most diseases, the Travel Health Notices have 3 levels. This new 4-level travel health notice system is specific to COVID-19 and details the level of COVID-19 in international destinations and U.S. territories. The COVID-19 Travel Health Notices now indicate low, moderate, high, and
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Denies Exemptions for Cuba Cargo Flights

    U.S. Department of Transportation Denies Exemptions for Cuba Cargo Flights

    U.S. Department of Transportation Denies Exemptions for Cuba Cargo Flights | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Transportation [DOT] press release: November 18, 2020) Effective October 13, DOT suspended the authority of U.S. and foreign carriers to provide charter flights between the United States and Cuba. DOT’s suspension order provided for certain limited exceptions, specifically for “authorized charter flights for emergency medical purposes, search and rescue, and other travel deemed to be in the interest of the United States” (DOT Order 2020-8-4). DOT took this suspension action at the express request of the Department of State, in a letter to DOT from Secretary Pompeo, and DOT’s language as to the permitted exceptions was taken verbatim from Secretary Pompeo’s letter. Two U.S. air taxi operators have requested exemptions from DOT’s Cuba charter suspension order, to operate small-aircraft all-cargo charter flights between Miami a...
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  • United States and the United Kingdom Sign New Open Skies Agreement

    United States and the United Kingdom Sign New Open Skies Agreement

    U.S. Department of Transportation: United States and the United Kingdom Sign New Open Skies Agreement| site |



    (November 17, 2020) - - On November 17, 2020 the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The United States and the United Kingdom today completed the signature of the Air Transport Agreement (the Agreement) between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed the Agreement for the United States. Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps signed the Agreement for the United Kingdom.




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  • Boeing says FAA has lifted the Order that Suspended 737 Operations for Airlines under its Jurisdiction

    Boeing says U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has lifted the Order that Suspended 737 Operations for Airlines under its Jurisdiction | site |


    (November 18, 2020) - - Today the Boeing Company published the following information: The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has lifted the order that suspended 737 operations for airlines under its jurisdiction, including those in the U.S. We continue to work with other global regulators and airlines as they take action to return the airplane to service in their jurisdictions. "We will never forget the lives lost in the two tragic accidents that led to the decision to suspend operations," said David Calhoun, chief executive officer of The Boeing Company. "These events and the lessons we have learned as a result have reshaped our company and further focused our attention on our core values of safety, quality and integrity." "The FAA's directive is an important milestone," said Stan Deal, president and chief exec...
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  • Boeing Forecasts Long-term Resilience and Return to Growth for Middle East Aviation Sector

    Boeing Forecasts Long-term Resilience and Return to Growth for Middle East Aviation Sector | site |



    2020 Commercial Market Outlook projects the region will require nearly 3,000 new airplanes valued at $685 billion to support demand through 2039

    Middle East passenger traffic growth projected to grow by 4.3% per year, above 4% global average

    Long-term demand for commercial services worth $725 billion


    (November 18, 2020) - - Today the Boeing Company published the following information: DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 18, 2020 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] anticipates demand for 2,945 new airplanes in the Middle East valued at $685 billion over the next two decades, as the industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic in the medium and long term. The projection is part of Boeing’s 2020 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), an annual forecast of 20-year demand for commercial airplanes and services. The 2020 CMO reflects t...
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  • More Freighters Needed to Support Global Supply Chains and e-Commerce Expansion, Boeing says

    More Freighters Needed to Support Global Supply Chains and e-Commerce Expansion, Boeing says | site |



    2020 World Air Cargo Forecast anticipates more than 60% fleet growth over 20 years, including new and converted freighters

    Freight operators meeting market requirements to transport medical supplies and address e-commerce trends



    (November 17, 2020) - - Today the Boeing Company published the following information: SEATTLE, Nov. 17, 2020 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today released its biennial World Air Cargo Forecast (WACF), reflecting COVID-19 impacts and opportunities as well as substantial long-term demand for freighters over the next two decades. Enabled by a rebound in global trade and long-term growth, the WACF forecasts demand for 2,430 freighters over the next 20 years, including 930 new production freighters and 1,500 freighters converted from passenger airplanes. According to the new forecast, world air cargo traffic w...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation announces Aer Lingus – Oneworld Application for Antitrust Immunity

    U.S. Department of Transportation announces Aer Lingus – Oneworld Application for Antitrust Immunity | site |


    (November 16, 2020) - - The U.S. Department of Transportation published (today) the following information: WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation announces the tentative approval of, and grant of antitrust immunity for, the proposed addition of Aer Lingus to the existing Oneworld alliance. The carriers request antitrust immunity to include Aer Lingus in the existing joint venture including American Airlines, British Airways, OpenSkies, Iberia, and Finnair. Aer Lingus will be integrated into the joint venture’s network planning, pricing, and sales activities. With Aer Lingus’ addition, over time the carriers are expected to expand capacity on some existing routes while introducing services on several new routes, allowing more options for travel to and from Ireland and the rest of Europe. The Department’s review of the applicati...
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