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.

Feb 11, 2016 - 1:05 PM
Numerous groups weigh in opposition as the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee debated the FAA reauthorization bill.
NASA green vision
Feb 11, 2016 - 12:23 PM
NASA is requesting a 24-percent bump in its aeronautics research budget that would fund both supersonic and subsonic X-Planes.
Feb 11, 2016 - 8:57 AM
GAMA argues that the court erred in finding that the Town of East Hampton need not comply with the Airport Noise and Capacity Act.
Feb 10, 2016 - 9:54 AM
NBAA supports a “third way forward" that would implement targeted solutions to identified problems to ensure America’s aviation system remains on top.
Feb 9, 2016 - 12:35 PM
While the White House does not seek new aviation user fees, it does renew call for lengthened depreciation schedules for business aircraft.
Feb 9, 2016 - 12:19 PM
New rule will require reporting ACAS Resolution Advisories when they are "necessary to avert a substantial risk of collision between two or more aircraft.”
Feb 9, 2016 - 8:57 AM
The House T&I Committee will hold a hearing on the ATC plan on February 10 with consideration possibly following the next day.
Feb 8, 2016 - 10:14 AM
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.
Feb 4, 2016 - 11:34 AM
An exemption from user fees fails to convince GA groups from backing Rep. Bill Shuster's Independent ATC proposal.
Liberty Helicopters
Feb 4, 2016 - 10:03 AM
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.