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.
Business aviation advocates believe the decade-old law is costing the aviation trust fund millions in non-commercial aviation fuel tax revenue.
Rule eliminates "the burden and expense of developing, processing and approving RVSM maintenance programs.”
Bill, however, saves debate on other issues for more comprehensive bill.
Actual runway conditions will be communicated to pilots in terms that directly relate to the way a particular aircraft is expected to perform.
Business aaircraft using Rio airspace will be subject to additional security inspections during the 2016 Olympics.
The FAA said it would review this position by August 15.
The G650ER flew from New York’s Stewart International Airport to Beijing, China, along Polar Route 3 early last month.
The FAA held a public meeting in Fort Worth to gather input on its proposed IBF policy guidance.
The bill comes as industry has long awaited more permanent guidance from IRS.
The bill draws praise for third-class aeromedical reform but pushes off action on other key measures such as regulatory reform.