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.

Feb 1, 2007 - 5:57 AM
The NTSB, which has long called for the FAA to require cockpit voice recorders on smaller turbine airplanes, is now calling for the installation of so-call
Feb 1, 2007 - 5:56 AM
Kidde portable fire extinguishers that have been determined to be faulty must be replaced in some 39,000 aircraft, according to a recent AD.
Feb 1, 2007 - 5:53 AM
As the result of requests to extend the deadline for comments on the FAA’s proposal to establish regulations governing flights that go beyond certain dista
Feb 1, 2007 - 5:52 AM
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) last month adopted proposed changes to its rules governing the legal rates and timing of travel payments by political
Feb 1, 2007 - 5:51 AM
Thousands of seat-belt buckles and attachments installed in airliners and corporate jets are the subject of two separate recommendations.
Feb 1, 2007 - 5:50 AM
Revisions to the service difficulty reporting (SDR) requirements in FAR Parts 121, 135 and 145 (air carriers and repair stations) set to have gone into eff
Feb 1, 2007 - 5:29 AM
Interested parties will have more time to comment on the FAA’s proposal to require all air-tour operators to be certified under air carrier regulations.
Feb 1, 2007 - 4:56 AM
Some international business jet flights bound for three New York-area satellite airports were diverted to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to cle
Jan 31, 2007 - 11:40 AM
Proposed amendments were adopted to clarify the FAA’s anti-drug and alcohol-misuse regulations pertaining to testing requirements; reasonable cause for tes
Jan 31, 2007 - 11:39 AM
A jury found Parker Hannifin negligent in the Oct.