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.
While the White House does not seek new aviation user fees, it does renew call for lengthened depreciation schedules for business aircraft.
New rule will require reporting ACAS Resolution Advisories when they are "necessary to avert a substantial risk of collision between two or more aircraft.”
The House T&I Committee will hold a hearing on the ATC plan on February 10 with consideration possibly following the next day.
NBAA and the Friends of the East Hampton Airport file a brief with the U.S. Appeals Court, arguing lower court erred in upholding curfews.
An exemption from user fees fails to convince GA groups from backing Rep. Bill Shuster's Independent ATC proposal.
Reductions will begin in April, with an elimination of all Sunday flights, followed by 20 percent cuts each in June and October and 10 percent in January.
Republicans' proposal to create a separate organization to manage the nation's ATC system presents a stumbling block to FAA reauthorization.
Part 91 business and general aviation would be exempt from user fees.
Changes are among series of restrictions relaxed over past year, but operators must still plan well in advance for trips to Cuba.
U.S. House appropriations leaders pen a letter similar to their Senate counterparts expressing opposition to an independent ATC organization.