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.

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.
Dec 10, 2015 - 10:05 AM
The committee approved a compromise version to address concerns raised by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) last month.
Dec 9, 2015 - 10:24 AM
U.S. House T&I chairman Bill Shuster says findings underscore need for FAA reform.
Dec 8, 2015 - 5:06 PM
They advocate the idea of “fly away” to make most of the helicopter’s performance rather than a diagram that shows operators what not to do.
Dec 8, 2015 - 4:54 PM
The effort could extend components’ service life, reduce costs and improve safety, the company said.
Dec 8, 2015 - 9:49 AM
Recommendations stem from the TSB’s investigation into the crash of a Metro III on Dec. 22, 2012, in which an infant was killed.
Dec 8, 2015 - 9:25 AM
The groups are stepping up opposition as the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee plans to release the proposal early next year.
Dec 7, 2015 - 9:40 AM
The FAA is missing a congressionally-mandated December 15 deadline for release of a final rule.