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.
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
• Congress took an eight-day break to celebrate the Fourth of July.
With the days before Congress’ summer vacation rapidly dwindling, the FAA funding conundrum continued last month.
Daniel Elwell, FAA assistant administrator for aviation policy, planning and environment, has joined the Aerospace Industries Association as v-p of civil a
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
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
It has been 12 years since Trans World Airlines experienced the loss of a 747 that had departed JFK airport bound for Paris.
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
The FAA issued a final rule that specifies the extended duration of first- and third-class medicals for pilots under age 40.
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