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.

Jul 2, 2007 - 11:54 AM
Civil aviation authorities in Africa are planning an Africa-wide regulatory system similar to the European Union’s European Aviation Safety Agency.
Jul 2, 2007 - 10:25 AM
With so much nonessential equipment installed in today’s business jets, pilots might wonder if the rules regarding inoperative equipment apply to products
Jul 2, 2007 - 10:11 AM
General aviation and its allies continued the political infighting with the airline lobby over user fees last month, firing salvos at an Air  Transpor
Jun 28, 2007 - 12:46 PM
The FAA said it is not going to act on nearly half of all comments submitted during a standard regulatory review that began in February 2004.
Jun 28, 2007 - 12:45 PM
NATA president James Coyne expressed support for OpSpec A008 this morning at the first annual NATA air charter summit in Leesburg, Va.
Jun 28, 2007 - 12:41 PM
The House of Representatives issued its long-anticipated version of the FAA reauthorization bill last night, and user fees are not included.
Jun 26, 2007 - 10:42 AM
As Eclipse Aviation awaits FAA approval of a new-design pitot/angle-of-attack probe to prevent a freezing problem that occurred during three test flights,
Jun 26, 2007 - 10:41 AM
In response to “a number of accidents” in which the pilots had omitted or lied about substance/alcohol dependency during medical evaluations, the NTSB is r
Jun 21, 2007 - 10:25 AM
As the FAA’s major programs such as NextGen make their way through initial planning and implementation, at least a few members of Congress feel that the ag
Jun 21, 2007 - 10:21 AM
As a sign of possible things to come for business aviation, the European Commission and the FAA announced on Monday a joint initiative to reduce aircraft e