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.

Mar 24, 2016 - 12:39 PM
The agency has always interpreted the existing smoking ban to prohibit e-cigarettes, but new rule explicity codifies this.
Mar 23, 2016 - 12:01 PM
The bill also rejects privatizing the air traffic control system, which NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen termed as a “risky scheme."
Mar 22, 2016 - 11:26 AM
This extension will give the House and Senate time to reach agreement on a long-term FAA reauthorization bill.
Mar 21, 2016 - 10:50 AM
Congress is working to wrap up a short-term extension of FAA operating authority as the more comprehensive Senate bill progresses.
Mar 19, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Nigerian officials promised action at the Nigerian Business Aviation Conference in Lagos.
Abu Dhabi customs preclearance facility
Mar 17, 2016 - 12:53 PM
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection preclearance facility opened in January 2014 despite opposition by U.S. airline industry groups.
U.S. Capitol
Mar 16, 2016 - 12:06 PM
The Commerce Committee approved the comprehensive FAA reauthorization bill as a short-term extension is signed off in the House.
Mar 15, 2016 - 8:42 AM
The UK CAA may use "exemptive powers" to overcome delays in formalizing the commercial SET-IMC legislation.
Mar 14, 2016 - 9:07 AM
The short-term extension is expected to easily clear both the House and Senate continue to work on a long-term, more comprehensive bill.
Mar 11, 2016 - 4:45 PM
Proposal would add to CS-25 a new appendix for “low-occupancy airplanes,” the EASA’s generic terminology for business jets.