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 Senate would increase the FAA's budget in fiscal 2016, with an emphasis on certification improvements and ADS-B.
Unit sales of WACs are down 73 percent since 2007.
The requirement for an oxygen mask above 41,000 feet might create more problems than it solves, say some pilots.
Senate Appropriations Committee members said they would reject measures to put parts of FAA on "funding autopilot."
Voluntary 18-month pilot program allows FAA employees to identify safety concerns without fear of retaliation.
Recommends that volcanic ash forecasts should be presented in the form of a zoning system that depicts areas of low, medium and high concentrations
NBAA president Ed Bolen outlined the latest proposal for a House bill to privatize ATC and fund it through user fees, which the association opposes.
Airport proponents and opponents are waging a letter-writing campaign as lawmakers push for restrictions or closure at SMO.
ARSA warns battle lines are forming over Shuster's reauthorization proposal.
While House bill drew veto threat and Democrat ire, Senate bill passed subcommittee largely with bipartisan support.