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.

Santa Monica Airport
Mar 25, 2015 - 9:22 AM
City Council agrees to three-year and month-to-month leases, while vowing to pursue options to control fate of Santa Monica Airport.
Mar 25, 2015 - 9:18 AM
Grants operators a certificate of authorization for UAS flights at or below 200 feet anywhere in the country except in restricted airspace or major cities.
Mar 24, 2015 - 9:56 PM
NBAA, NATA warn that they would not support FAA changes that threaten access, costs of system.
Mar 24, 2015 - 11:01 AM
Larsen wary that push for transformation could lead to lengthy delays in reauthorization.
Mar 24, 2015 - 10:04 AM
Commercial single-engine turbine IMC proposal on pace for release in 2016.
Boeing 787 production line in Everett, Washington
Mar 23, 2015 - 8:17 PM
Boeing leads other large U.S. corporations in receiving subsidies from federal, state and local governments.
Mar 23, 2015 - 5:15 PM
Pefetti will serve as observer on ICAO Flight Operations panel and advise IBAC.
Mar 23, 2015 - 10:28 AM
Bell again denied patent infringement and accused Airbus Helicopters of unfair “legal maneuvering.”
Mar 23, 2015 - 9:39 AM
U.S. policy requires DOT to work with Homeland Security on complementary system in case GPS is disrupted.
Mar 22, 2015 - 5:02 AM
Update applies to Part 91, 120 and 135 operations.