The Trans-Atlantic Relationship -- Aviation Policy: Clearing the Way to a More Open Market

The full text of the conference proceedings were published in the Dean Rusk Occasional Papers Series.


In this world of ever increasing competition and international interests, have you wondered when airline companies would face similar globalization issues as car manufacturers did in the 1980-90s? The drive for changes in the trans-Atlantic airline industry could result in profound changes to the operations of U.S. carriers such as Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and United Air Lines. What would happen to U.S. domestic carriers if international aviation companies such as Lufthansa, Air France, British Airways and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines were able to invest freely in U.S. carriers and vice versa? Would this be the demise of the U.S. airline industry as we know it or perhaps result in a boon for our troubled carriers? This was one of the many issues surrounding the opening up of the trans-Atlantic airways that were the focus of the aviation conference held April 10-12, 2003 at the University of Georgia School of Law.

aviation.pdf (125 kB)
International Conference Explores Needed Changes in Aviation, The Advocate, Spring/Summer 2003, Vol. 37, no. 2

aviationpressrelease.pdf (9 kB)
April Conference to Explore Changes to Trans-Atlantic Aviation, Press Release, 3/20/03

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International Conference Explores Needed Changes in Aviation, Press Release, 4/24/03