Lawmakers: U.S. government’s subsidy of foreign carriers threatens U.S. airlines and jobs

11/15/2013 | Hill, The

Legislation introduced by Reps. Pat Meehan, R-Pa., and Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., requires the Department of Homeland Security to assess the effect future Customs and Border Protection pre-clearance facilities will have on passengers, our economy, and security and customs staffing at U.S. gateway airports. "With their commitment to quality and safety, U.S. airlines can be global leaders in commercial aviation. But they can't be expected to compete and win, while our own government tilts the playing field against them," the lawmakers write. At the expense of U.S. airlines, travelers and employees, the administration and CBP are pushing forward with an agreement to open a pre-clearance facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport to the benefit of the United Arab Emirates' state-owned foreign carrier, despite the objections of Congress and U.S. airlines.

View Full Article in:

Hill, The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Transportation

Job Title Company Location
Analyst - Maintenance Warranty Administration
United Airlines
Chicago, IL
Airline Network & Fleet Planning Consultant
The Boeing Company
Renton, WA
INTERNAL EVALUATION PROGRAM AUDITOR
ALLEGIANT TRAVEL COMPANY
Las Vegas, NV
AOG Controller - Technical Operations
United Airlines
Chicago, IL
Ramp Service Employee - Temporary - Part-Time
United Airlines
Chicago, IL