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.

Apr 19, 2016 - 1:18 PM
The bill has wide support from general aviation groups for its many provisions, but also for the Senate's decision to leave out ATC privatization.
Embraer Legacy 450 at La Mole Airport
Apr 19, 2016 - 9:18 AM
To get the approval, the twinjet had to demonstrate strict performance requirements to operate on the airport’s short runway.
Apr 18, 2016 - 5:19 PM
FAA says more restricted airspace is necessary to support NASA testing and Navy training requirements, including weapons firing.
Apr 18, 2016 - 12:45 PM
New regs will cover “non-commercial operations with complex aircraft” and third-country operators.
Apr 18, 2016 - 12:26 PM
Increases to cover all agency services, including issuance of pilots' licenses
Apr 18, 2016 - 11:49 AM
Association says that "reactive" regulations for UAVs is insufficient to keep drones from colliding with aircraft.
Apr 18, 2016 - 10:32 AM
Debate continued on the bill for two weeks as it became bogged down by the more than 330 amendments filed for possible consideration.
Apr 13, 2016 - 8:10 PM
Reports to quarantine officials are required when arriving with flu-like symptoms.
Apr 13, 2016 - 2:56 PM
Patrick Ky, executive director of the European Aviation Safety Agency, says some aviation regulators may not have sufficient resources to enforce standards
DEA ATR 42-500 undergoing modifications
Apr 13, 2016 - 12:02 PM
The Pentagon and the Drug Enforcement Administration spent $86 million over seven years to modify a counternarcotics plane that hasn't flown.