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.

Mar 22, 2007 - 8:14 AM
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association urged the Senate appropriations transportation subcommittee to ask FAA Administrator Marion Blakey what th
Mar 22, 2007 - 7:20 AM
In one of its longest investigations into a general aviation accident, the NTSB released its final report last month on the Oct.
Mar 22, 2007 - 7:15 AM
Three Italian aviation officials and an air traffic controller have been sentenced to jail terms of between six and eight years after being convicted of ma
Mar 16, 2007 - 2:45 PM
To borrow the term “caveat emptor” (Latin for “let the buyer beware”) and mangle it only a bit, flight crews of aircraft that require two pilots should be
Mar 16, 2007 - 2:40 PM
Citation operators this summer can expect to receive Service Bulletins to address European TCAS/ ACAS and upgraded mode-S transponder requirements going in
Mar 16, 2007 - 2:39 PM
The FAA in January issued a proposal to replace the current designee program for organizations with a new one that expands the functions that designees can
Mar 16, 2007 - 2:07 PM
Europe’s new E3 aircraft registration process is making it easier to transfer aircraft to the national registers of member states of the new European Aviat
Mar 16, 2007 - 12:35 PM
The Bush Administration alarmed a number of people early last month when it proposed cutting the FAA’s facilities and equipment (F&E) funding by nearly $40
Mar 16, 2007 - 12:30 PM
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which has been closed to general aviation traffic since 9/11, will be the subject of a hearing by the Hous
Mar 16, 2007 - 10:44 AM
The advent of very light jets has prompted an FAA proposal to require that all new certification projects for turbofan-powered airplanes of 6,000 pounds or