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.
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.
Republicans' proposal to create a separate organization to manage the nation's ATC system presents a stumbling block to FAA reauthorization.
Part 91 business and general aviation would be exempt from user fees.
Changes are among series of restrictions relaxed over past year, but operators must still plan well in advance for trips to Cuba.
U.S. House appropriations leaders pen a letter similar to their Senate counterparts expressing opposition to an independent ATC organization.
Full aircraft emissions scheme will then be considered by all 191 ICAO member states at the UN aviation agency’s 39th Assembly in late September.
The arsenal plane is one of the R&D efforts being pursued by the Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office, said Defense Secretary Ash Carter.
More than 6,000 business aircraft based in Europe will need to meet higher safety standards effective August 25, 2016.
Battle lines continue to be drawn as House prepares to introduce FAA reauthorization proposal shortly.