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Re: The Trump administration and aviation

Post by sn26567 » 05 Oct 2018, 09:27

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The US Congress and the US Senate have agreed the budget 2018-2023 for the FAA, on condition that the FAA sets standards for the size of airline seats. The new "Seat Egress in Air Travel Act” states that there must be minimum requirements for seat width and for seat pitch, and the FAA has now received one year time to negociate these measures with the aviation industry.
Very good news. But now you can expect intense lobbying by Boeing and by Airlines for America to get limits as low as possible. Hopefully consumer associations will lobby in the opposite way, in the name of safety.
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Re: The Trump administration and aviation

Post by Passenger » 05 Oct 2018, 09:32

sn26567 wrote:
05 Oct 2018, 09:27
Passenger wrote:
05 Oct 2018, 09:11
The US Congress and the US Senate have agreed the budget 2018-2023 for the FAA, on condition that the FAA sets standards for the size of airline seats. The new "Seat Egress in Air Travel Act” states that there must be minimum requirements for seat width and for seat pitch, and the FAA has now received one year time to negociate these measures with the aviation industry.
Very good news. But now you can expect intense lobbying by Boeing and by Airlines for America to get limits as low as possible. Hopefully consumer associations will lobby in the opposite way, in the name of safety.
Forgot it: safety is indeed the only reason why there must be a minimum space.

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Re: The Trump administration and aviation

Post by sn26567 » 09 Apr 2019, 22:02

Yesterday, the Trump administration drew up a new list of EU imports to hit with tariffs. Among them, Airbus aircraft, because of the alleged subsidies that are given to the aircraft manufacturer.

But recently the World Trade Organization has already ruled that in fact, it was Boeing that got the most subsidies.

Thus, the European Commission has begun preparations for possible retaliation against Boeing subsidies.
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US President Trump did not side with US airlines in their dispute with Qatar Airways over a trade treaty, says a report.
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Re: The Trump administration and aviation

Post by sn26567 » 26 Jul 2019, 23:06

Turkey’s president said his government may have to “rethink” existing orders for 100 Boeing aeroplanes worth about US$10 billion, in comments that reflect the country’s strained ties with the US over defence issues.

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Re: The Trump administration and aviation

Post by sn26567 » 01 Aug 2019, 14:36

How Trump is siding with the ME3 airlines against the three largest US Airlines in a secret meeting at the White House. Make America Great Again?

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald ... s-n1035491
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