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.

Abu Dhabi customs preclearance facility
Mar 17, 2016 - 12:53 PM
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection preclearance facility opened in January 2014 despite opposition by U.S. airline industry groups.
U.S. Capitol
Mar 16, 2016 - 12:06 PM
The Commerce Committee approved the comprehensive FAA reauthorization bill as a short-term extension is signed off in the House.
Mar 15, 2016 - 8:42 AM
The UK CAA may use "exemptive powers" to overcome delays in formalizing the commercial SET-IMC legislation.
Mar 14, 2016 - 9:07 AM
The short-term extension is expected to easily clear both the House and Senate continue to work on a long-term, more comprehensive bill.
Mar 11, 2016 - 4:45 PM
Proposal would add to CS-25 a new appendix for “low-occupancy airplanes,” the EASA’s generic terminology for business jets.
Mar 10, 2016 - 9:38 AM
Senate Commerce Committee to vote on bill on March 16.
Mar 9, 2016 - 12:04 PM
The proposal, one of the most sweeping rewrites in the agency's history, would reduce the time it takes to bring new technologies to market.
Mar 9, 2016 - 10:35 AM
European Regions Airline Association looks for more concrete support from EU lawmakers as they formulate a new policy for aviation.
Mar 8, 2016 - 1:31 PM
The 650 is equipped with new 9,220-pound-thrust GE CF34-3BMTO engines that provide 5 percent more takeoff thrust than those on the Challenger 605.
Mar 8, 2016 - 10:45 AM
Senate is believed ready to introduce FAA reauthorization bill without independent ATC proposal.