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 5, 2008 - 10:55 AM
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is making a highly public issue of battling the FAA’s proposed policy on defining airport weight-bearing capa
Aug 5, 2008 - 10:53 AM
The new European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officially starts work on September 28.
Aug 5, 2008 - 10:50 AM
The FAA on August 15 granted the U.S.
Aug 5, 2008 - 10:49 AM
Claiming that Part 135 air taxi activity data is inadequate, the NTSB has asked the FAA to require air taxi operators to supply annual data on total hours
Aug 5, 2008 - 10:05 AM
On September 13, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey will have completed the first year of her five-year tenure in the position.
Aug 5, 2008 - 10:01 AM
The FAA’s concern that a critical part on the Bombardier Learjet 45 “was not manufactured per the type design data” led it to ground the entire fleet of 17
Aug 5, 2008 - 8:37 AM
Although the presidential elections will not take place until November next year, the voting public can expect the Bush Administration and members of Congr
Aug 5, 2008 - 8:35 AM
The National Air Transportation Association said in a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that the FAA has failed to take into account the
Aug 5, 2008 - 8:34 AM
Even though Congress exempted the FAA from standard procurement rules in 1996, the agency remains mired in cost overruns and schedule slippages on many of
Aug 4, 2008 - 12:02 PM
A shortage of controllers at Chicago Center and an uptick in air traffic in that sector are a prescription for disaster that the FAA has so far ignored at