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 30, 2007 - 5:50 AM
Comments are due June 11 on a proposal from the FAA to increase the duration of first-class and third-class medicals for airmen under the age of 40.
Apr 30, 2007 - 5:37 AM
Business aircraft manufacturers and operators had better tackle their environmental image sooner rather than later.
Apr 27, 2007 - 8:48 AM
FAA Administrator Marion Blakey continued her pitch for a new revenue stream for her agency during a speech at the U.S.
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Apr 27, 2007 - 7:51 AM
Like two punch-drunk prizefighters locked in a clinch, general aviation and the airlines continue to rain body blows on each other over the pending FAA rea
Apr 26, 2007 - 10:35 AM
A recently posted FAA Fact Sheet aimed at curbing the alleged myths about the agency’s funding proposal has been strongly criticized by a coalition of gene
Apr 26, 2007 - 10:34 AM
NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen said this morning at a regional forum in White Plains, N.Y., that the airlines are being given a “sweetheart deal” and the
Apr 25, 2007 - 10:26 AM
On Monday (June 13), the Internal Revenue Service is scheduled to officially publish IRS Notice 2005-45, Deductions for Entertainment Use of Business Aircr
Apr 25, 2007 - 10:24 AM
European Union (EU) Regulation 785/2004, which went into effect April 30 and requires minimum aircraft insurance levels for war risk and third-party liabil
Apr 19, 2007 - 6:34 AM
In a bid to cut traffic at Teterboro Airport, N.J., airport operator The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is proposing a four-pronged assault that
Apr 18, 2007 - 11:30 AM
According to a recent DOT report on significant rulemakings, the FAA is not expected to complete its work on a November 2003 proposal that would require al