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.

Mar 31, 2009 - 10:21 AM
The White House announced Friday that former Air Line Pilots Association president Randy Babbitt has been nominated to become the next FAA Administrator fo
Mar 31, 2009 - 4:56 AM
Former FAA Administrator Jane Garvey, who served on President Obama’s transportation transition team, has withdrawn her name from consideration for the pos
Mar 31, 2009 - 4:54 AM
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) warned last month that the excise taxes that feed the Airport and Airway Trust Fund have been lower than previou
Mar 30, 2009 - 12:42 PM
Aircraft operators have until May 30 to comment on the new air operations requirements (Notice of Proposed Amendment 2009-2) being introduced by the Europe
Mar 30, 2009 - 8:11 AM
Just when you think the corporate aviation bashing has died down, yet another media report denounces an executive’s use of a private jet or airs a politici
Mar 30, 2009 - 5:09 AM
House aviation subcommittee chairman Jerry Costello (D-Ill.) has joined Rep.
Mar 27, 2009 - 12:11 PM
Air Transport Association president and CEO James May suggested last month that if the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is fast-tracked
Mar 27, 2009 - 12:10 PM
After many months of apparent silence, there is action on the NextGen front.
Mar 27, 2009 - 10:00 AM
Just when business aircraft operators didn’t need any new unforeseen costs, German officials have started trying to collect hitherto overlooked “air safety
Mar 26, 2009 - 11:50 AM
In the ongoing effort to morph the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) into a “NowGen,” equipage by users keeps cropping up as one of the m