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.

Apr 4, 2016 - 11:10 AM
Manufacterer fails to name certain intermediaries in export credit applications
Apr 4, 2016 - 10:59 AM
The Senate bill has a mixed reaction from industry.
Mar 28, 2016 - 11:41 AM
Aircraft pilots, ATC personnel and others reported 583 possible hazardsor encounters with UASs in U.S. airspace between August 22 and January 31.
Mar 24, 2016 - 12:53 PM
Previous FAA standards for tower lighting allowed white and red steady-burning lights, the latter of which was found to attracts migratory birds.
Mar 24, 2016 - 12:39 PM
The agency has always interpreted the existing smoking ban to prohibit e-cigarettes, but new rule explicity codifies this.
Mar 23, 2016 - 12:01 PM
The bill also rejects privatizing the air traffic control system, which NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen termed as a “risky scheme."
Mar 22, 2016 - 11:26 AM
This extension will give the House and Senate time to reach agreement on a long-term FAA reauthorization bill.
Mar 21, 2016 - 10:50 AM
Congress is working to wrap up a short-term extension of FAA operating authority as the more comprehensive Senate bill progresses.
Mar 19, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Nigerian officials promised action at the Nigerian Business Aviation Conference in Lagos.
Abu Dhabi customs preclearance facility
Mar 17, 2016 - 12:53 PM
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection preclearance facility opened in January 2014 despite opposition by U.S. airline industry groups.