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.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection preclearance facility opened in January 2014 despite opposition by U.S. airline industry groups.
The Commerce Committee approved the comprehensive FAA reauthorization bill as a short-term extension is signed off in the House.
The UK CAA may use "exemptive powers" to overcome delays in formalizing the commercial SET-IMC legislation.
The short-term extension is expected to easily clear both the House and Senate continue to work on a long-term, more comprehensive bill.
Proposal would add to CS-25 a new appendix for “low-occupancy airplanes,” the EASA’s generic terminology for business jets.
Senate Commerce Committee to vote on bill on March 16.
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.
European Regions Airline Association looks for more concrete support from EU lawmakers as they formulate a new policy for aviation.
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.
Senate is believed ready to introduce FAA reauthorization bill without independent ATC proposal.