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 28, 2015 - 8:40 AM
NBAA says small UAS proposal is reasonable approach, but sees areas in need of improvement.
Apr 23, 2015 - 11:29 AM
Unions say ATC functions are "inextricably intertwined" with FAA other functions and they would oppose both for profit and nonprofit structure.
Apr 23, 2015 - 11:01 AM
Friends of the East Hampton Airport are protesting new airport noise and curfew restrictions.
Apr 23, 2015 - 10:40 AM
FAA Administrator Michael Huerta believes "industry will be very pleased with where it is."
Apr 22, 2015 - 11:43 AM
The agency is surveying airports about noise impact after communities complained that PBN procedures heightened noise.
Apr 21, 2015 - 11:32 AM
John McGraw to lead the new consulting services, which will address a range of regulatory and operational issues.
Apr 21, 2015 - 9:42 AM
Rep. Mica introduces privatization bill as FAA reauthorization talks increasingly focus on ATC governance.
Apr 20, 2015 - 8:48 AM
Approval for higher density configuration comes as Europe progresses toward commercial single-engine turbine IMC approval.
Apr 20, 2015 - 8:14 AM
Huerta cautions that any changes to ATC governance structure must consider unintended consequences
Apr 17, 2015 - 3:50 PM
The guidance, intended for airlines, is applicable to all aircraft operations.