Regulations and Government
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The agency has always interpreted the existing smoking ban to prohibit e-cigarettes, but new rule explicity codifies this.
The bill also rejects privatizing the air traffic control system, which NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen termed as a “risky scheme."
This extension will give the House and Senate time to reach agreement on a long-term FAA reauthorization bill.
Congress is working to wrap up a short-term extension of FAA operating authority as the more comprehensive Senate bill progresses.
Nigerian officials promised action at the Nigerian Business Aviation Conference in Lagos.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection preclearance facility opened in January 2014 despite opposition by U.S. airline industry groups.
The Commerce Committee approved the comprehensive FAA reauthorization bill as a short-term extension is signed off in the House.
The UK CAA may use "exemptive powers" to overcome delays in formalizing the commercial SET-IMC legislation.
The short-term extension is expected to easily clear both the House and Senate continue to work on a long-term, more comprehensive bill.
Proposal would add to CS-25 a new appendix for “low-occupancy airplanes,” the EASA’s generic terminology for business jets.