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.

seized King Air
Dec 23, 2015 - 7:00 AM
The CBP seizure raises issues of charter responsibilities.
Boeing 747-8 being assembled
Dec 22, 2015 - 12:10 PM
The manufacturer will pay a $12 million fine to resolve 'multiple pending and potential' civil penalties from the FAA.
Dec 22, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Aircraft registered in the Channel Island of Guernsey will be able to operate commercially.
Dec 21, 2015 - 11:07 AM
GA groups will continue push for permanent bonus depreciation.
Toy R/C Helicopter
Dec 18, 2015 - 5:06 PM
The agency is attempting to stave off disaster by having owners of larger R/C aircraft and drones register them. The odds are stacked against it.
Dec 17, 2015 - 1:28 PM
American Airlines aims to start scheduled flights next year
Dec 17, 2015 - 10:14 AM
The government-wide funding bill would increase FAA's budget and extend bonus depreciation for five years.
Dec 16, 2015 - 8:34 AM
Senate passage comes less than a week after the Senate Commerce Committee approved a compromise version of the bill.
Dec 16, 2015 - 6:32 AM
On December 15 the FAA missed the congressionally set mandate to issue a final rule overhauling small aircraft certification regulations.
Dec 14, 2015 - 9:28 AM
Lawmakers now have until December 16 to agree on a funding measure for most government agencies, including the FAA.