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.

Oct 29, 2015 - 9:36 AM
Budget deal would avert December shutdown, keeping agencies such as the FAA running, groups say.
Oct 27, 2015 - 1:40 PM
The reworded guidance makes it clear that each new or used part must have an FAA Form 8130-3.
Oct 27, 2015 - 11:29 AM
Both French pilots were under legal supervision, awaiting an appeals trial after they were sentenced to 20 years in jail.
Oct 27, 2015 - 10:42 AM
Data will now be analyzed and form the basis of a safety case report to be presented to the FAA for approval to move to phase two—active traffic control.
Oct 26, 2015 - 10:18 AM
The administrator still has no timeline for rule's release, but GAMA is encouraged that proposal is "moving through the system."
Oct 26, 2015 - 9:37 AM
Fees were never intended to cover U.S. GA operations, Caribbean Flying Adventures Owner Jim Parker maintains.
aircraft in Air Berlin livery
Oct 23, 2015 - 12:27 PM
German government pledges to keep agreements in place until January 15
Oct 23, 2015 - 9:39 AM
Files injunction in German court to continue services to 29 destinations
Oct 22, 2015 - 11:23 AM
Under a legal cooperation treaty, the sentence of three years, one month and 10 days would be served in the U.S.
Oct 21, 2015 - 10:25 AM
FAA is moving toward a risk-based oversight approach for its ODA program in face of criticism for lacking effective staffing, risk-based models.