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 18, 2007 - 6:22 AM
Taking a tough line before next week’s opening of contract negotiations with the air traffic controllers union, the FAA said yesterday that “fundamental ch
Apr 17, 2007 - 11:39 AM
Pilots for the legacy carriers are still narrowly backing the FAA’s mandatory age 60 retirement rule for Part 121 airline pilots, but most pilots flying fo
Apr 17, 2007 - 10:51 AM
Approval for European commercial single-engine operations at night or under IMC is probably still at least three years away.
Apr 17, 2007 - 10:48 AM
Nav Canada on Friday proposed a 3-percent reduction in its customer service charges, effective September 1.
Apr 17, 2007 - 10:46 AM
User fees remain a fiery issue, despite a congressional recess the past two weeks during which no official business has been conducted on the proposal.
Apr 16, 2007 - 11:34 AM
Companies that allow executives or their families and guests to fly on their aircraft for certain personal reasons will most likely be adversely affected b
Apr 16, 2007 - 7:00 AM
A study of five commercialized ATC providers by the Government Accountability Office concludes that the safety of air navigation services “has remained the
Apr 16, 2007 - 6:54 AM
Within a decade, operators of aircraft with an mtow of 19,000 pounds or more and flying in the airspace of the 25-state European Union (EU) will likely hav
Apr 16, 2007 - 6:47 AM
Pilots serving as second-in-command (SIC) will be required to possess a SIC type rating for operations outside U.S.
Apr 16, 2007 - 6:24 AM
The UK's Department of Transport (DOT) last week issued its official proposal to prevent foreign-registered aircraft from being based in the UK “by limitin