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.

Apr 12, 2007 - 11:17 AM
General aviation trade groups based in the Washington, D.C.
Apr 11, 2007 - 6:44 AM
A final rule published last Friday harmonizes FAR Part 36 light, propeller-driven airplane noise certification standards with international standards and p
Apr 10, 2007 - 11:20 AM
Under a <link http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/E7-6652.htm _blank - "notice of proposed rulemaking">notice
Apr 10, 2007 - 7:31 AM
Effective September 1, operators will be required to use a new set of flight plan aircraft equipment suffixes to indicate advanced navigation capabilities.
Apr 10, 2007 - 7:29 AM
Pilots will now have several more months to comply with the new second-in-command (SIC) type rating rule.
Apr 9, 2007 - 1:28 PM
A supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking has been issued that modifies previously proposed (Nov.
Apr 9, 2007 - 12:30 PM
NBAA and the National Air Transportation Association are creating a joint working group to address the fuel tax provisions of the Highway Bill that was sig
Apr 9, 2007 - 12:29 PM
Seven industry trade groups are asking the FAA to delay by six months the effective date–currently September 2–of new flammability requirements for aircraf
Apr 9, 2007 - 7:58 AM
The FAA has decided not to require the use of child-restraint systems (CRSs) on aircraft, but is amending regulations to allow the use of CRSs approved und
Apr 9, 2007 - 7:29 AM
Prospective European clearance for commercial single-engine operations in IMC or at night (SEIMC for short) continues to progress through regulatory approv