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.

May 16, 2016 - 9:59 AM
The self-contained unit meets U.S. Department of Agriculture specifications for treating international waste.
May 12, 2016 - 9:52 AM
Agency says operators have an “ongoing obligation” to ensure that the maintenance or modification mandated by an AD is maintained.
May 12, 2016 - 9:45 AM
Manufacturer is developing the retrofit kit for AS350B2s, B3s and B3es and EC130B4s.
May 12, 2016 - 8:56 AM
Some 180 VORs and NDBs will be shut down later this month.
May 5, 2016 - 11:56 AM
Company “expects day-to-day operations to continue without interruption” and has “sufficient liquidity” to “maintain its continuing business operations."
May 3, 2016 - 12:12 PM
Two routes are now available for flight planning.
May 3, 2016 - 11:24 AM
There has been a documented case of a copilot’s seat sliding aft in a Falcon on rotation due to fatigued springs.
May 3, 2016 - 9:15 AM
Nine associations appeal to the FAA to adopt final rule by year-end, saying it will assure a brighter future for GA.
May 3, 2016 - 7:48 AM
The association is urging the agency to spell out explicitly what is required for compliance with an AD.
Apr 25, 2016 - 11:52 AM
Part-ML proposes alleviations for aircraft maintenance programs and airworthiness reviews.