Aviation Committee authorizes rent relief for O’Hare and Midway concessionaires

Aviation Commissioner Jamie Rhee | Jamie Rhee The relief package would waive rent and fees for two months for restaurants and stores. Beginning in June, those concessionaires would pay base rent only. O’Hare and Midway Airport concessionaires that have shut down or seen their revenues plummet because of the coronavirus would get some relief under […]

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China suspends penalties on more US goods in trade truce

China has suspended punitive tariffs on more U.S. goods including radar equipment for aviation amid pressure from President Donald Trump to buy more imports as part of a truce in their trade war By The Associated Press May 12, 2020, 10:51 AM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

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U.S. FAA downgrades safety rating of Eastern Caribbean aviation system raing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it had downgraded the safety rating for the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), a move that means carriers from those island nations cannot start new service. The “Category 2” rating covers Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, as well as […]

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General Electric planning to cut 13,000 jobs in aviation unit

General Electric said on Monday it was planning to cut the global workforce of its aviation unit this year by as much as 25 percent, or up to 13,000 jobs, including both voluntary and involuntary layoffs, citing prolonged aircraft reduction schedules caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The job cuts are the latest mounting woes for […]

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Boeing, Expecting a Long Slump, Will Cut 16,000 Jobs

The breathtaking slowdown in global aviation is taking a huge toll on Boeing, which said on Wednesday that it would slash about 16,000 jobs after reporting that revenue tumbled by 26 percent in the first three months of the year. “The global pandemic has changed the way we live and work,” said Boeing’s chief executive, […]

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General Electric’s aviation unit to cut 10 percent of US employees

General Electric’s aviation unit plans to cut its total US workforce by about 10 percent, Chief Executive Officer Larry Culp said on Monday, as airlines delay purchases amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to employees, Culp also said he would forgo his salary for the rest of 2020. The company’s aviation business makes engines […]

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Virus staffing issues suspend flights to NYC, Philadelphia

The Federal Aviation Administration is temporarily halting flights to New York City-area airports because of coronavirus-related staffing issues at a regional air-traffic control center. In an alert posted online Saturday, the agency advised air traffic controllers to “stop all departures” to Kennedy, LaGuardia, Newark and other airports in the region. The directive also affects Philadelphia […]

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China asks airlines to cut international flights, redirects some due to virus

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s aviation regulator has asked airlines to cut international flights and ordered some Beijing ones to be rerouted, as the country grapples with a rising number of imported coronavirus cases, especially in the capital. The regulator said in a statement on Thursday some international flights of Chinese carriers scheduled to arrive in Beijing in […]

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Ex-Chicago official pleads not guilty in bribery case

A former Chicago deputy aviation commissioner has pleaded not guilty to a federal bribery charge alleging he paid a former state senator at least $5,000 to support a road project By The Associated Press March 11, 2020, 4:54 PM 1 min read CHICAGO — A former Chicago deputy aviation commissioner has pleaded not guilty to […]

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Ex-top city official pleads not guilty to bribing state senator

Former Deputy Chicago Aviation Commissioner William Helm walks into the Dirksen Federal Building Tuesday. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times William Helm is an old-school political operative and former city deputy aviation commissioner whose name surfaced repeatedly in ongoing public corruption investigations. Former top city official William Helm pleaded not guilty Tuesday in a federal courtroom in […]

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Political operative William Helm charged with bribing ex-state Sen. Martin Sandoval

Former Deputy Chicago Aviation Commissioner Bill Helm. | Provided photo The case centers on an unnamed construction company needing state approval for a development project in East Dundee in 2017. An old-school political operative and former city deputy aviation commissioner whose name has surfaced repeatedly in ongoing public corruption investigations now faces a federal bribery […]

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