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 14, 2007 - 10:15 AM
Effective last month, the FAA lifted its long-time prohibition against most flight operations to and from Libya, as well as overflight restrictions.
Dec 13, 2007 - 11:34 AM
The Senate voted late last night to extend the retirement age for Part 121 airline pilots to 65, sending the measure to President Bush to sign into law.
Dec 11, 2007 - 6:48 AM
• The 108th Congress became history at the end of last year and its pending legislation died on the vine.
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.