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.

Jul 22, 2015 - 2:12 PM
Notice is based on findings from an FAA/industry working group, recent and upgraded bird-strike statistics, and NTSB recommendations made in 2009.
Jul 21, 2015 - 10:51 AM
The BAOA’s major recommendations include rationalization of business aircraft import duty, which is 2.6% for charter operators but 19.6% for private users.
Jul 17, 2015 - 5:44 PM
Industry are hoping the upcoming reauthorization bill may provide relief as hopes dim for near-term solution from the IRS.
Jul 17, 2015 - 5:36 PM
A Joint Committee on Taxation report released July 13 provides encouragement that congress expects the current fractional tax treatment to continue.
Jul 17, 2015 - 11:12 AM
The bill will contain dozens of provisions covering certification, regulatory consistency, unmanned aircraft systems and FAA training among other issues.
Jul 17, 2015 - 10:14 AM
Task force report to EC contains six main recommendations
Jul 16, 2015 - 10:35 AM
Congress provided relief as fractional operators were mired in lawsuits with IRS.
Jul 15, 2015 - 3:42 PM
Butler Aircraft Services received unanimous agreement by the council to continue providing FBO services under a five-year contract.
Jul 15, 2015 - 1:05 PM
ICAO denies suggestions by the European Cockpit Association that the process for formulating policy on airline deregulation has been mishandled.
Jul 15, 2015 - 9:48 AM
The Senate Finance Committee could consider another tax extenders package next week