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.

Jul 2, 2017 - 8:53 PM
Comparing the FAA system to other countries with dedicated ATC entities fails to take into account the U.S. National Airspace System’s size and complexity.
New SAT CBP Facility
Jun 30, 2017 - 11:40 AM
The Texas gateway sees more than 20,000 international GA passengers a year.
Jun 30, 2017 - 5:02 AM
European air traffic management network will be almost fully route-free by 2021, said Eurocontrol.
Jun 29, 2017 - 12:58 PM
The bulletin concludes with illustrations that show various scenarios of wake turbulence encounters and recommended avoidance techniques.
Jun 29, 2017 - 12:21 PM
Most recently, he has been serving as the senior advisor on aviation to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.
Jun 29, 2017 - 11:44 AM
General aviation-friendly provisions in the Senate bill include expanded airport funding through the Flight Act and the Pilots' Bill of Rights 2.
Jun 29, 2017 - 9:09 AM
AOPA members make appeal: "Don't let happen to us what's happened to the rest of the world."
Airvan 10
Jun 28, 2017 - 11:42 AM
The 10-seat, Rolls-Royce M250-powered airplane is a stretched version of GippsAero’s Airvan 8 piston single.
NASA low-boom demonstrator
Jun 28, 2017 - 10:06 AM
Testing of low-boom technologies is viewed as critical to repeal of the current prohibition of supersonic flight over land.
Jun 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM
House panel approved the comprehensive six-year FAA reauthorization bill after wading through nearly 80 amendments in a more than nine hour session.