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.

Jan 7, 2016 - 3:57 PM
The agency is using its certification memo to clarify rules.
Jan 7, 2016 - 8:28 AM
The restrictions affect waivers for the Flight Restricted Zone as well as those typically authorized to flying into DCA.
Jan 6, 2016 - 11:39 AM
FAA says helicopter pilots should avoid conducting running landings in skid-equipped aircraft on runways with lighting systems embedded in pavement.
Dec 27, 2015 - 10:51 AM
Many of the issues of 2015 are spilling over into the coming year.
House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster
Dec 23, 2015 - 12:23 PM
Allowing the FAA to issue bonds, charge fees or spinning off its Air Traffic Organization are options, says Government Accountability Office.
seized King Air
Dec 23, 2015 - 7:00 AM
The CBP seizure raises issues of charter responsibilities.
Boeing 747-8 being assembled
Dec 22, 2015 - 12:10 PM
The manufacturer will pay a $12 million fine to resolve 'multiple pending and potential' civil penalties from the FAA.
Dec 22, 2015 - 10:30 AM
Aircraft registered in the Channel Island of Guernsey will be able to operate commercially.
Dec 21, 2015 - 11:07 AM
GA groups will continue push for permanent bonus depreciation.
Toy R/C Helicopter
Dec 18, 2015 - 5:06 PM
The agency is attempting to stave off disaster by having owners of larger R/C aircraft and drones register them. The odds are stacked against it.