Delta New A220 Aircraft, Beers on Hold as Businesses Feel Shutdown Pain - Thank You Nancy?
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January 4, 2019 - By Jennifer A Dlouhy , Ari Natter , and Alan Levin for Bloomberg
Airlines can't get permission to add new planes to their fleets. Mortgage lenders aren't able to verify the income of borrowers. And brewers can't sell new beers while label approvals are on hold.
In ways both small and large, businesses are beginning to feel the bite of the government funding impasse that has shuttered nine major departments, slowing federal reviews of everything from pipelines to mergers.
And while Delta Air Lines Inc. is hoping to begin flying a new airliner, the Airbus SE A220, by Jan. 31, it can't get approval without the FAA's now-furloughed safety inspectors. Delta doesn't expect any disruption to its schedule, the carrier said in an emailed statement.
Most training of air traffic controllers has been suspended, slowing the...