EU Calls On US DOT To Review House FAA Bill Proposals

The European Union has intensified its warning to the U.S. that efforts to deregulate the transatlantic aviation market could be "dangerously" impaired by proposed legislation before Congress, threatening talks slated for later this year.

The E.U. is echoing industry concerns about language attached to the bill that could unwind the existing system of global alliances, curb overseas investment in U.S. carriers and hamper an existing transatlantic aviation safety agreement.

John Bruton, the E.U.'s Washington D.C. ambassador, expressed the concerns in a letter this week to Ray LaHood, the U.S. transportation secretary.

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