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Removing the Last Barriers to Airline Competition


A CEI Seminar


<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Thursday, August 14, 2003


SunTrust Bank Building

1445 New York Avenue NW

Washington, DC  20005-2108

  10:00am – 2:30pm

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ historic flight that gave birth to the aviation industry.  A century later, regulatory controls that restrict transatlantic competition are still in place in the United States.  Bi-lateral “Open Skies” agreements between the U.S. and over 50 other countries have relaxed some of the restrictions but they still do not allow for the kind of freedoms existing in other worldwide industries. Fortunately, those restrictions could soon be lifted. 


The European Union is working toward creating an “Open Aviation Area” with the U.S. that will create increased commercial opportunities for the global aviation industry.  In addition, the U.S. is considering a revision of its rules that limit foreign ownership of U.S. airlines and allow for increased foreign ownership and capital investment. 


Please join us Thursday, August 14, 2003 for a two-panel discussion on this important and timely issue.


Opening Remarks:  Robert L. Crandall, former CEO, American Airlines


Keynote Luncheon Address:  Michael E. Levine, Professor, Yale Law School


Panelists include:


John Byerly, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State


Brian Havel, Associate Professor, DePaul University College of Law


Paul Mifsud, Vice President, Government and Legal Affairs, KLM


Michael Reynolds, Acting Assistant Secretary for Aviation & International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation


Dorothy Robyn, Senior Consultant, The Brattle Group


Michael Whitaker, Vice President, International and Regulatory Affairs, United Airlines



To sign up for this event, please reply and include your name and affiliation in your email.  Building security requires a listing of all attendees the day before the event and check-in the day of the event – please bring photo identification with you.  Please contact Braden Cox at 202.331.2254 or [email protected] for more information.

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