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.

Jul 30, 2008 - 7:05 AM
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives in late June provides a mechanism for resolving the longstanding contract dispute between the FAA and the
Jul 30, 2008 - 7:00 AM
• Congress took an eight-day break to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Jul 30, 2008 - 6:55 AM
With the days before Congress’ summer vacation rapidly dwindling, the FAA funding conundrum continued last month.
Jul 30, 2008 - 6:55 AM
Daniel Elwell, FAA assistant administrator for aviation policy, planning and environment, has joined the Aerospace Industries Association as v-p of civil a
Jul 30, 2008 - 6:41 AM
The FAA is working on a review of Part 23 certification regulations, with the goal of “improving the certification process and requirements and also contin
Jul 30, 2008 - 6:37 AM
The Transportation Security Administration’s previously announced plans to require all operators of aircraft with an mtow of more than 12,500 pounds to adh
Jul 30, 2008 - 5:46 AM
It has been 12 years since Trans World Airlines experienced the loss of a 747 that had departed JFK airport bound for Paris.
Jul 30, 2008 - 5:36 AM
The FAA issued a final rule that requires all new commercial airliners to have systems that significantly reduce the risk of center fuel tank fires and tho
Jul 30, 2008 - 5:32 AM
The FAA issued a final rule that specifies the extended duration of first- and third-class medicals for pilots under age 40.
Jul 30, 2008 - 5:29 AM
The FAA has provided grant money to fund a hotline for charter operators to report “suspected illegal commercial activity,” according to the National Air T