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.

Sep 13, 2007 - 11:33 AM
The NTSB today issued several recommendations to the FAA regarding the Cessna Citation 525's trim system.
Sep 11, 2007 - 11:19 AM
The FAA has issued two new final rule amendments covering FAR Part 33 turbine engine certification standards.
Sep 11, 2007 - 11:08 AM
Government officials continue to shine a spotlight on general aviation security.
Sep 4, 2007 - 11:26 AM
Between now and December 31, the FAA is sending teams of aviation safety inspectors to conduct “special emphasis inspections” of all Part 135 charter opera
Sep 4, 2007 - 11:24 AM
The Russian government has halved the import tax on larger business jets from 20 to 10 percent, according to the country’s Ministry of Economic Development
Aug 30, 2007 - 12:25 PM
As a result of the Comair Flight 5191 crash in Lexington, Ky., the NTSB issued five safety recommendations to the FAA this week in an effort to mitigate ai
Aug 30, 2007 - 6:21 AM
The Transportation Department’s inspector general told the House aviation subcommittee in July that possible extensions to the durations of medical certifi
Aug 30, 2007 - 6:03 AM
FAA Administrator Marion Blakey will become president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) when her term as head of the agency ends Septem
Aug 30, 2007 - 5:32 AM
The FAA recently issued Advisory Circular (AC) 91-78, which clarifies that electronic charts, whether obtained through installed or portable display, are l
Aug 29, 2007 - 9:50 AM
A new Information for Operators dealing with risk assessment was released last month, specifically focusing on how it relates to a safety-management system