India had its airline-safety ranking downgraded by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration after the South Asian nation failed to find enough officials to ensure safe operation of flights, putting the country on a par with Zimbabwe and Indonesia.
The European Parliament’s environment committee backed changes to a draft law on airline emissions that would end concessions on pollution from foreign flights four years sooner than the European Commission proposed.
The arrest this week of Ralph Lauren’s niece Jennifer for pushing a Delta Air Lines Inc. crew member is the latest example of spiraling inflight misbehavior that industry body IATA says poses a growing threat to safety.
U.S. airlines were urged by the State Department to notify Chinese authorities before flying through China’s new air-defense zone, even as the American military conducts daily flights in the area without such notification.
On a global scale, we humans are becoming more energy efficient with each passing year. Even so, we’re exploiting only a fraction of the technological opportunities to use energy more cost-effectively. There’s a lot governments can do to put this right.
Legislation to prevent U.S. airlines from paying penalties under a European Union program to limit emissions may give the Obama administration a stronger hand in international talks on the issue, an airline group says.