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 3, 2015 - 9:26 AM
Policy stipulates datalink recording requirements apply to aircraft manufactured since Dec. 6, 2010.
Mar 2, 2015 - 9:00 AM
Deadline for implementation of the new regulations comes in April 2015.
Mar 1, 2015 - 2:46 PM
Upcoming mandates: within six months, within 12 months and beyond 12 months.
Feb 26, 2015 - 4:38 PM
Bill would expand pilot protections during enforcement actions, seek improvements to Notam system and provide liability protection for volunteer pilots.
Feb 26, 2015 - 9:36 AM
Senate action on bill expected today, but House and Senate lawmakers have been at impasse.
Feb 25, 2015 - 10:50 AM
Distribution of the proceeds was blocked by a lawsuit brought by one Avantair shareowner that challenged the trustee's plan.
Feb 25, 2015 - 10:07 AM
The city could earn an additional $8.9 million a year by raising lease rates.
Feb 24, 2015 - 9:58 AM
The original final accident report has been removed from the public domain.
Feb 22, 2015 - 10:37 PM
Proposal expected to draw a considerable number of comments from business supporters of UAS, as well as aviation safety advocates.
Feb 22, 2015 - 9:49 PM
New order allows for both VFR and IFR operations using special callsigns.