U.S. government shutdown holds up FAA approval of aircraft, routes
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of aircraft such as Boeing`s
On Monday, Southwest Airlines
In a statement, Southwest said it will not announce any timelines for selling or operating flights to Hawaii until it receives the necessary authorization.
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A partial U.S. government shutdown over President Donald Trump`s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border entered its 24th day on Monday.
Talks between Trump and congressional Democrats remained stalled even as some of his fellow Republicans called on the president to cut a deal, as tension mounted nationwide.
The partial government shutdown is also affecting the certification program for U.S. business jet maker Gulfstream Aerospace’s new G600 corporate plane, along with other “facets of our business,” a company spokeswoman said on Monday by email, without providing further details.
Savannah-based Gulfstream, a division of General Dynamics Corp.
Meanwhile, no. 1 U.S. carrier American Airlines Group Inc
American, with a fleet of around 950 aircraft, said it did not see any impact from the delay on its flight schedule or customers.
A spokesman for United Airlines
Analysts said they did not expect a major impact on large airlines` capacity as a result of FAA certification delays, but will be awaiting management comments about the effect of a prolonged shutdown on travel and operations during fourth-quarter conference calls.
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