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.
Survey respondents gave the FAA high marks for its operation of the ATC system and mostly opposed separating functions from the agency.
Forecast says India's business aircraft fleet will be the third-largest by 2020, but infrastructure, regulations and tax difficulties remain as blocks.
The partnership comes as NATA has made a push to expand its Professional Line Service Training program.
Discovery that all seven passengers on the airplane were in the U.S. illegally was made during an immigration inspection just before it was to depart.
The GAO investigated GA liability insurance requirements at behest of lawmakers, who questioned feasibility of imposing federal requirements.
The report found that separating air navigation and safety/regulatory functions has not affected safety.
FAA reauthorization, DOT appropriations headed for short-term extensions with only about a dozen legislative days left in September.
NATA fears proposal would harm aviation businesses and deter promotions.
The main focus of the new training standards is for those who intend to pursue a career as an airline transport-rated pilot.
Regulatory deadlines approaching in the coming months