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.
NBAA says small UAS proposal is reasonable approach, but sees areas in need of improvement.
Unions say ATC functions are "inextricably intertwined" with FAA other functions and they would oppose both for profit and nonprofit structure.
Friends of the East Hampton Airport are protesting new airport noise and curfew restrictions.
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta believes "industry will be very pleased with where it is."
The agency is surveying airports about noise impact after communities complained that PBN procedures heightened noise.
John McGraw to lead the new consulting services, which will address a range of regulatory and operational issues.
Rep. Mica introduces privatization bill as FAA reauthorization talks increasingly focus on ATC governance.
Approval for higher density configuration comes as Europe progresses toward commercial single-engine turbine IMC approval.
Huerta cautions that any changes to ATC governance structure must consider unintended consequences
The guidance, intended for airlines, is applicable to all aircraft operations.