Regulations and Government

News about bills, laws, regulations and other governmental decisions affecting aviation and aerospace. Topics include FAA reauthorizations, taxes on fuel and aviation activities, environmental legislation, ICAO decisions, governmental mediation of labor conflicts and World Trade Organization disputes and decisions.

Sep 9, 2014 - 2:45 PM
Request will help FAA improve situational awareness and gather more specific data about helicopter movements and helicopter noise.
Sep 4, 2014 - 2:14 PM
“Damaging resource cuts” to the EASA could have affected its ability to certify new aviation products, GAMA said.
Sep 2, 2014 - 4:00 PM
GAO says misclassified workers are costing the IRS $4 billion a year in lost tax revenue.
Aug 28, 2014 - 3:30 PM
In-flight observations assist other pilots, dispatchers and flight planners.
Aug 28, 2014 - 3:13 PM
Group fighting back against the IRS’s assertion that the 7.5-percent ticket tax applies to managed Part 91 aircraft.
Aug 28, 2014 - 2:55 PM
Under the proposal, the FAA would allow holders of private pilot certificates to fly without a third-class medical.
Aug 21, 2014 - 3:33 PM
There currently is no physical means to block reception of mode-S transponder or ADS-B signals by a simple receiver.
Aug 21, 2014 - 3:05 PM
The General Aviation Pilot Protection Act would allow pilots to fly without the need for a third-class medical certificate.
Aug 19, 2014 - 3:20 PM
The FAA’s interpretation is that flight-sharing websites are holding out transportation services, something that private operators cannot do.
Aug 19, 2014 - 3:15 PM
Senate and House send letters to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta asking him to keep contract towers.