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.

Boeing 787 on ramp
Mar 6, 2017 - 4:05 PM
The African Airlines Association says that states willing to embrace air transport liberalization must press ahead without the support of those who do not.
Mar 6, 2017 - 12:14 PM
EASA's new Part-SPO rules take effect from April 21 but there appears to be confusion as to which operators these apply to.
Mar 6, 2017 - 11:41 AM
PlaneSense has been authorized to fly into seven Cuban airports, including those in the country’s two largest cities—Santiago and Havana.
Mar 4, 2017 - 10:57 AM
Even expert lawyers can't make sense of the complex ramifications of the UK's impending departure from the European Union.
Mar 2, 2017 - 11:26 AM
Effort marks the end of a 20-year effort by industry and regulators and aligns Europe with the ICAO standards for commercial air transport operations.
Mar 2, 2017 - 11:11 AM
Certification allows for approach angles of up to 6.65 degrees to operate into destinations such as London City and Lugano Airports.
Mar 2, 2017 - 10:53 AM
Australia has certified the new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and EASA validated the type certification for Robinson's two-seat R44 Cadet.
On February 28, Harris Corp. demonstrated ADS-B tracking of a UAS at its Melbourne, Florida, headquarters. The ADS-B out receiver on the UAS is light weight, low-cost and compact, as well as low power. Harris believes ADS-B is the key for safely integrating UASs into U.S. airspace.
Mar 1, 2017 - 12:52 PM
Availability of low-cost, small and lightweight ADS-B units might be more suitable and economical to safely separate unmanned aircraft from other traffic.
Feb 28, 2017 - 10:34 AM
A balanced approach is necessary to ensure that the executive orders do not hamper safety, AIA says.
Web Manuals
Feb 22, 2017 - 10:00 AM
Web Manuals has added improvements to the collaborative working features of its system for updating operations manuals.