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.

May 16, 2008 - 5:42 AM
Would a broader aeronautical definition of “night” have helped to prevent the fatal crash of a Gulfstream III last year? The NTSB has not yet released its
May 16, 2008 - 5:36 AM
Boeing Business Jets are included in an emergency AD issued last month that prohibits using the speedbrakes on 737-600s and -700s at airspeeds in excess of
May 16, 2008 - 5:30 AM
Four incidents of Citation VII main gear collapses during landing have prompted a proposed AD calling for operators to check for a possible wrong part.
May 15, 2008 - 12:05 PM
When Congress returned from its August recess, both houses set about to debate what to do about the declining budget surplus and what to do about spending.
May 15, 2008 - 11:23 AM
In a surprise move, the FAA announced late last week that it appointed ATO vice president of operations planning Vicki Cox to become senior vice president
May 15, 2008 - 10:01 AM
After a 10-day recess in mid-February, Congress returned to tackle a few of the pending major issues that have been subjected to heavy bipartisan views.
May 15, 2008 - 10:00 AM
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) have expressed support for the “General Aviation I
May 15, 2008 - 9:58 AM
Continuing its opposition to any hint of a privatized ATC system in the U.S., the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca) said it is closely w
May 15, 2008 - 9:38 AM
Prompted in part by NTSB recommendations arising from the July 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800 off Long Island, the FAA has developed an enhanced airworthines
May 15, 2008 - 7:13 AM
Cabotage is: <em>(a)</em> a cabbage soup popular in Russia; <em>(b)</em> the age of a guy named Cabot; <em>(c)</em> the transport of a paying passenger fro