Regulations and Government
News about bills, laws, regulations and other governmental decisions affecting aviation and aerospace. Topics include FAA re-authorizations, taxes on fuel and aviation activities, environmental legislation, ICAO decisions, governmental mediation of labor conflicts and World Trade Organization disputes and decisions.
Numerous groups weigh in opposition as the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee debated the FAA reauthorization bill.
NASA is requesting a 24-percent bump in its aeronautics research budget that would fund both supersonic and subsonic X-Planes.
GAMA argues that the court erred in finding that the Town of East Hampton need not comply with the Airport Noise and Capacity Act.
NBAA supports a “third way forward" that would implement targeted solutions to identified problems to ensure America’s aviation system remains on top.
While the White House does not seek new aviation user fees, it does renew call for lengthened depreciation schedules for business aircraft.
New rule will require reporting ACAS Resolution Advisories when they are "necessary to avert a substantial risk of collision between two or more aircraft.”
The House T&I Committee will hold a hearing on the ATC plan on February 10 with consideration possibly following the next day.
NBAA and the Friends of the East Hampton Airport file a brief with the U.S. Appeals Court, arguing lower court erred in upholding curfews.
An exemption from user fees fails to convince GA groups from backing Rep. Bill Shuster's Independent ATC proposal.
Reductions will begin in April, with an elimination of all Sunday flights, followed by 20 percent cuts each in June and October and 10 percent in January.