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 2, 2016 - 12:06 PM
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.
Electromagnetic railgun
Feb 2, 2016 - 11:55 AM
The arsenal plane is one of the R&D efforts being pursued by the Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office, said Defense Secretary Ash Carter.
Feb 1, 2016 - 10:48 AM
More than 6,000 business aircraft based in Europe will need to meet higher safety standards effective August 25, 2016.
Feb 1, 2016 - 9:20 AM
Battle lines continue to be drawn as House prepares to introduce FAA reauthorization proposal shortly.
NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen
Jan 28, 2016 - 10:58 AM
Bolen fears ATC privatization would cede control of airspace and airport access to the airlines, limiting business aviation's access.
Jan 27, 2016 - 10:45 AM
A new rule makes another round of changes in travel restrictions to Cuba, including permitting certain transactions for aircraft crews.
Jan 25, 2016 - 5:17 PM
The association is concerned about challenges that might result from potential ATC organization changes.
Jan 21, 2016 - 9:44 AM
New York Mayor Bill de Balsio expected to release a ruling shortly curbing either hours of operations or number of tours permitted.
Jan 20, 2016 - 3:09 PM
DOT IG releases the latest of a series reports critical of the FAA's ATC practices, saying past reforms are not producing results.
NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen
Jan 20, 2016 - 9:18 AM
"Big airlines” are pushing for a privatized U.S. ATC system so they can “take control of ATC for their economic benefit,” NBAA chief Ed Bolen said.