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.

Dec 11, 2007 - 6:45 AM
A decision by the FAA that the landing-fee structure at California’s Santa Monica Airport (SMO) unjustly discriminates against certain types of aircraft ha
Dec 11, 2007 - 5:25 AM
The FAA has extended the implementation deadline for the Handbook Bulletin for Airworthiness, 04-06D to August 31.
Dec 10, 2007 - 9:28 AM
Eurocontrol is offering equipment exemptions until March 31 next year for operators flying to Europe without ACAS II (TCAS with Change 7).
Dec 10, 2007 - 7:09 AM
As a result of its ongoing investigation into the November 28 fatal takeoff accident of a Challenger 604 in Montrose, Colo., the NTSB has issued a special
Dec 10, 2007 - 6:45 AM
The FAA is inviting comments on final changes to U.S.
Dec 7, 2007 - 8:32 AM
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has introduced a proposal to extend the scope of its regulatory activities to include “air operation, aircrew li
Dec 7, 2007 - 5:51 AM
• One of the annual Washington rituals calls for the President to send Congress an administration budget proposal for the next fiscal year.
Nov 30, 2007 - 11:32 AM
• At press time, appropriations for the 12 government agencies were still in the holding pattern.
Nov 29, 2007 - 8:06 AM
CHC Helicopter has ordered 12 Sikorsky S-92s and 13 AgustaWestland AW139s.
Nov 29, 2007 - 6:15 AM
Archrivals AgustaWestland and Eurocopter will join forces on a major environmental research program that will include integration technology demonstrators