Airlines for America applauded the International Civil Aviation Organization for setting standards on aviation carbon emissions. "We commend the work of the committee for its part in ensuring that ICAO continues to demonstrate leadership in setting environmental standards for global aviation," said Nancy Young, vice president for environmental affairs at A4A.
Airlines for America and the International Air Transport Association have filed a motion to unseal court documents from the Sabre-American Airlines case. The motion claims that Sabre engaged in "anti-competitive business practices." American and Sabre settled the case in 2012, but Sabre sealed more than 100 documents days before the case was settled.
A report by CE Delft says airlines have raised fares to cover fees from the European Union's emissions-trading policy. Airlines for America dismissed the CE Delft report, saying, "There is no scenario under which U.S. carriers are making -- or will make -- money off of the EU ETS."
Airlines for America is applauding the appointment of Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., as chairman of the House Subcommittee on Aviation. Nicholas Calio, president and CEO of A4A, said LoBiondo's bipartisan work "has produced results on a wide range of transportation issues, including the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. We believe he will make a strong leader on the Aviation Subcommittee and look forward to working with him to implement a National Airline Policy that will enhance the economic viability and global competitiveness of the U.S. airline industry."
Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., has been appointed chairman of the House Subcommittee on Aviation. "Chairing the aviation committee obviously has a great responsibility for all of the FAA and all of aviation nationally," LoBiondo said.