U.S. Aviation Workers Sue Obama Administration to Reverse DOT's Norwegian Air International Decision

U.S. Aviation Workers Sue Obama Administration to Reverse DOT’s Norwegian Air International Decision

Date: January 13, 2017
Type: AFA Article

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WASHINGTON––Organizations representing more than 100,000 aviation workers filed a petition yesterday, January 12, 2017 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit as a first step in a drive to overturn the Obama administration’s decision to permit Norwegian Air International (NAI) to fly to and from the United States under a business plan that runs counter to U.S. Open Skies agreements and threatens U.S. jobs.

Filed yesterday by the AFL-CIO, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, the Association of Flight Attendants—CWA, the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, and the Allied Pilots Association, the petition calls for review of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) determination late last year that approving the NAI foreign air carrier permit was consistent with U.S. aviation statutes and the U.S.-EU Air Transport Agreement (ATA).

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