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For more air transport data and analysis, please go to: http://www.airguideonline.com/professional.htm May 22, 2006

Negotiations stall in aircraft subsidy dispute. The U.S. and EU do not appear poised to resolve a dispute over aircraft subsidies anytime soon. EU trade chief Peter Mandelson said the U.S. is unwilling to negotiate; U.S. officials have called launch aid for the Airbus A350 "unacceptable." May 18, 2006

Mineta details plan aimed at easing congestion. Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta outlined a plan to ease port, highway and airport congestion. The administration will encourage the sale or lease of transportation infrastructure to private investors. May 17, 2006

EU-US open skies agreement delayed yet again. EU and US aviation officials concluded aviation negotiations in Brussels last week with predictable results: The pushing back of the deadline to reach agreement on the transatlantic Open Aviation Area. May 16, 2006

Lawmakers take sides on foreign ownership plan. Lawmakers are deciding whether to support a Department of Transportation proposal to allow foreign investors to boost their stock ownership in U.S. carriers. Some Republicans support the plan, saying the industry needs additional investments, but Democrats say the plan could compromise security. May 15, 2006
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