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.
The Trump budget would reduce Department of Transportation discretionary spending by 13 percent and eliminate Essential Air Service.
EASA's rulemaking would address pilot procedures for maintenance check flights.
Red tape, high costs and failure to liberalize remain among barriers to change
The agency is creating a third draft of Advisory Circular (AC) 120-66C, which guides Aviation Safety Action Programs.
Advisory circulars provide guidance for business aircraft operators in meeting the latest civil aviation regulatory amendments.
Even though rule will be in effect individual state approvals must be given before turbine single operations in instrument conditions can actually begin.
The 36-member permanent body of the international aviation organization endorsed February 2016 recommendations of a committee of experts.
Charles Schumer (D-NY) has asked the NTSB for a "top-to-bottom" review of increased danger from light aircraft
The African Airlines Association says that states willing to embrace air transport liberalization must press ahead without the support of those who do not.
EASA's new Part-SPO rules take effect from April 21 but there appears to be confusion as to which operators these apply to.