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.
As the holidays approached, the likelihood of any action on the FAA budget dimmed considerably when lawmakers carved a provision to increase the mandatory
The Lindbergh Foundation announced last month the recent launch of the Aviation Green Investment Fund (AGI-Fund), an initiative that encourages corporation
The International Air Carrier Association (IACA) last month called on European Union member states to include an open carbon trading system for aviation wi
Still concerned about landing overrun accidents, the FAA published a new Advisory Circular (91-79) on November 6 to advise pilots and operators about how t
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has asked the FAA to delay for at least six months the February 2008 compliance deadline for proposed ne
Wondering if the 108th Congress has been busy? By early last month, the Senate saw 2,505 bills introduced and the House of Representatives, 4,520.
Meanwhile, the General Accounting Office (GAO) added its voice to that of DOT inspector general Kenneth Mead, who has repeatedly warned that the FAA cannot
The FAA will be able to cope with the loss of almost half of its air traffic controller workforce over the next nine years if it can keep better track of a
The City Council of Albuquerque, N.M., has approved a $45 million industrial revenue bond package to help Eclipse Aviation deliver on its Eclipse 500 very
In a letter to the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority dated May 18 (but released only last month), the FAA concluded that the authority’s proposed