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.

Jun 29, 2015 - 10:39 AM
The Senate would increase the FAA's budget in fiscal 2016, with an emphasis on certification improvements and ADS-B.
Jun 29, 2015 - 9:46 AM
Unit sales of WACs are down 73 percent since 2007.
Jun 26, 2015 - 3:12 PM
The requirement for an oxygen mask above 41,000 feet might create more problems than it solves, say some pilots.
Jun 26, 2015 - 9:47 AM
Senate Appropriations Committee members said they would reject measures to put parts of FAA on "funding autopilot."
Jun 25, 2015 - 3:47 PM
Voluntary 18-month pilot program allows FAA employees to identify safety concerns without fear of retaliation.
Jun 25, 2015 - 3:20 PM
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 Regional Forum at Teterboro, N.J.
Jun 25, 2015 - 12:06 PM
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.
Jun 25, 2015 - 10:22 AM
Airport proponents and opponents are waging a letter-writing campaign as lawmakers push for restrictions or closure at SMO.
Jun 24, 2015 - 7:11 PM
ARSA warns battle lines are forming over Shuster's reauthorization proposal.
Jun 23, 2015 - 2:26 PM
While House bill drew veto threat and Democrat ire, Senate bill passed subcommittee largely with bipartisan support.