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.

Sep 2, 2008 - 7:42 AM
With Congress out of town on vacation, FAA reauthorization and the question of user fees remained in limbo.<br /><br />The FAA has been operating on fundin
Sep 2, 2008 - 7:38 AM
With the end-of-summer political conventions set for Minneapolis and Denver, the FAA transferred the general aviation security program designed for access
Sep 2, 2008 - 7:04 AM
Despite U.S.
Aug 31, 2008 - 1:07 PM
The House of Representatives on July 22 unanimously approved a bipartisan aviation bill that tightens the FAA’s airline maintenance oversight procedures an
Aug 31, 2008 - 12:59 PM
Speaking at this year’s EAA AirVenture, acting FAA Administrator Bobby Sturgell defended the track record of various agency-industry cooperative safety and
Aug 29, 2008 - 1:45 PM
If you’ve ever suspected that the right hand doesn’t know what the left is doing in Washington, Congress and the Transportation Security Administration (TS
Aug 29, 2008 - 1:37 PM
The DOT’s plan to auction a single round-trip slot at Newark Liberty International Airport on September 3 sets a perilous precedent U.S.
Aug 29, 2008 - 12:57 PM
The FAA recently stopped short of chiding OEMs for threatening to invalidate warranties if FAA-approved PMA (parts manufacturing approval) parts are used i
Aug 29, 2008 - 12:56 PM
President Bush has appointed Mark Rosenker vice chairman of the NTSB for a two-year term that began August 9.
Aug 29, 2008 - 11:14 AM
The FAA has extended the duration of third-class medicals from 36 calendar months to 60 calendar months (five years) and first-class medicals from six cale