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.

Aug 11, 2008 - 6:47 AM
In testimony before Congress in June, Admiral James Loy, head of the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA), stated that 1,208 of the airport passenger
Aug 11, 2008 - 6:46 AM
The prospect of mandatory French registration for all aircraft based in France appears to be fading following a recent census of foreign-registered aircraf
Aug 6, 2008 - 6:46 AM
The comment period closed last month on an FAA notice of proposed policy making on airport weight-bearing restrictions (<i>www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html&
Aug 6, 2008 - 6:38 AM
A story in The Bergen Record, a Northern New Jersey newspaper, opened a floodgate of protests from residents of communities surrounding Teterboro Airport.
Aug 6, 2008 - 5:42 AM
The FAA has withdrawn several previously published rulemaking proposals because the planned actions have been overcome by events, are no longer relevant or
Aug 6, 2008 - 5:37 AM
Charter operators and flight departments that are still searching for ways to cope with the FAA’s proposal to implement domestic reduced vertical separatio
Aug 6, 2008 - 5:21 AM
The DOT’s office of inspector general (IG) last month opened a cost-oriented audit of the FAA’s airspace redesign program.
Aug 6, 2008 - 5:14 AM
In addition to Flight Service Stations and some private providers of flight-planning services, notams are also available online from NBAA and the FAA.
Aug 5, 2008 - 11:14 AM
The current standard industry fare level (SIFL) rates in effect from July through December 31 are: 0 to 500 sm–$0.1896; 501 to 1,500 sm–$0.1445; and more t
Aug 5, 2008 - 11:05 AM
The FAA is reviewing a proposed noise-compatibility program for Florida’s Witham Field and is expected either to approve or disapprove the program by next