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 9, 2008 - 7:26 AM
A $504 million increase in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant funds for new security projects in fiscal year 2002 has affected the amount of funds ava
May 9, 2008 - 7:24 AM
While promising to be “balanced and reasonable,” FAA Administrator Marion Blakey told those attending the recent AOPA Expo that the nation and her agency a
May 9, 2008 - 7:14 AM
Early last month President Bush departed for a month-long hiatus in Texas and just about the same time Congress opted to take its August recess.
May 9, 2008 - 7:09 AM
In a letter to FAA Administrator Jane Garvey, 31 members of Congress have urged the agency to take immediate action to update pilot flight- and duty-time r
May 8, 2008 - 12:24 PM
John Bruton, the European Union’s Ambassador to the U.S., received a decidedly undiplomatic reception while testifying on aviation emissions before the Hou
May 8, 2008 - 12:20 PM
The Senate bill to reauthorize and fund the FAA is once again stalled on the tarmac because of procedural infighting between Republicans and Democrats.
May 8, 2008 - 12:18 PM
The FAA today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to remove wording in Parts 91, 125 and 135 allowing pilots to take off with frost on wings, stabilizer
May 8, 2008 - 12:15 PM
The business jet market has continued its spectacular rise, while turboprop shipments grew modestly and piston deliveries dropped sharply, according to fir
May 8, 2008 - 10:22 AM
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) last month extended the compliance date for the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP), which will
May 8, 2008 - 10:14 AM
Addressing some 1,000 delegates at the 11th annual Airports Council International conference last month, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey emphasized safety,