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Episode 10: Economics, Energy, and More with Airlines for America Vice President & Chief Economist John Heimlich
After a holiday hiatus, the P-56 Podcast returns this week with special guest John Heimlich, Vice President and Chief Economist of Airlines For America. In this episode, we discuss the current state of the airline industry, some of the lesser-known-yet-incredibly-helpful provisions of the CARES Act, the future of propulsion & fuel, and more.
John Heimlich currently serves as Vice President and Chief Economist for Airlines For America (A4A), where he has worked since 2001. He is responsible for matters pertaining to economics and energy and frequently engages with members of the media. Prior to A4A, Heimlich spent five years at United Airlines in financial planning, financial analysis and international and regulatory affairs. In the latter role, he worked on competition matters, mergers, route cases and antitrust immunity for alliances. A native of Kent, Ohio, Heimlich holds a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Cornell University and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Airlines for America, also known as A4A, advocates on behalf of 10 US carriers (including Delta, Southwest, American, United, FedEx, UPS, and others) to help shape crucial policies and measures that promote safety, security and a healthy U.S. airline industry. Under John's leadership, A4A regularly publishes and maintains a current state of the industry that can be found here: https://www.airlines.org/data/.
More information about the organization can be found by visiting the A4A website. In addition, the organization regularly posts updates and other news via their Twitter, @airlinesdotorg.
Episode 9: CARES Act Extension, Biden Transition, and Regional Airline Policy with Regional Airline Association President & CEO Faye Malarkey Black
This has been an exciting week in the aviation and transportation policy world, with Pete Buttigieg being named as President-Elect Biden’s Secretary of Transportation and the increased prospect of new funding support for airlines as part of the larger stimulus package working its way through Congress. With these significant events alongside the rest of the issues facing the airline industry today, there's no more perfect guest to help parse the ongoing changes to the industry than Faye Malarkey Black, President and CEO of the Regional Airline Association, or more commonly known as RAA.