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Canada, U.S. await DOT decision on antitrust immunity. Canada continues to postpone implementing an open skies agreement with the U.S. until the Department of Transportation approves antitrust immunity for Air Canada and United Airlines. American Airlines is objecting to the proposed antitrust agreement. The U.S. and Canada hope the DOT makes a decision in the next few months. Sep 8, 2006

EU, U.S. discuss passenger data agreement. EU and U.S. representatives on Thursday began discussing a new agreement on sharing passenger data. The EU's top court struck down a previous agreement on procedural grounds. EU officials want to include privacy safeguards to prevent passenger profiling in any new agreement. Sep 8, 2006

Bush nominates former highway official Peters as Transportation Secretary. Mary Peters, a former director of the US Federal Highway Administration, yesterday was nominated as the next US Transportation Secretary by President George Bush. If confirmed by the Senate, Peters will replace the retired Norman Mineta, who left his post in July after more than five years on the job. FHA head from 2001 to 2005, she said she will focus on updating outdated infrastructure to alleviate congestion. Peters most recently served as director-transportation policy for HDR Inc., an engineering and consulting firm. She was head of the Arizona Dept. of Transportation for three years beginning in 1998. Bush urged the Senate to confirm her quickly. Sep 5, 2006

Agreement between U.S. and Kuwait ensures open travel. A new Open Skies agreement between the U.S. and Kuwait will allow air carriers to adjust their service as required to meet customer demand. The deal removes all barriers limiting the number and range of commercial airline flights between the two countries. Sep 4, 2006

Uniformity sought in European airport security. The EU, faced with differing procedures for passenger screening throughout its 25-nation bloc, is seeking ways to standardize the process. Regulators want to raise standards of airline security and increase uniformity of the rules among member states. Sep 4, 2006
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