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.

Feb 1, 2007 - 9:22 AM
Last year, the Bush Administration unveiled its proposed “next generation air transportation system” and then cut the FAA’s facilities and equipment (F&E)
Feb 1, 2007 - 9:11 AM
On March 22 comments are due on draft AC 145-RSTP (Repair Station Training Program).
Feb 1, 2007 - 9:11 AM
Two top executives of Tyler Jet L.L.C.
Feb 1, 2007 - 9:06 AM
A meeting late last month between the FAA’s top regulatory officials and business aviation interests will likely result in renewed emphasis on new and exis
Feb 1, 2007 - 9:00 AM
The FAA is proposing a “Policy for Complex Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) 1” that will change FAR 21.31 (type design) and 21.53 (statement of conform
Feb 1, 2007 - 8:58 AM
Members of the National Association of Air Traffic Specialists (NAATS), the labor union that represents more than 2,700 FAA employees who staff the agency’
Feb 1, 2007 - 8:50 AM
Last year’s slump in commercial aircraft sales and employment was not as sharp as predicted and not nearly as deep as the industry experienced 10 years ago
Feb 1, 2007 - 7:24 AM
The minimum percentage rate for substance-abuse testing for next year will remain at 25 percent of covered aviation employees for random drug testing and 1
Feb 1, 2007 - 6:57 AM
AOPA supports proposed changes to streamline the process of awarding airport improvement program grant assurances, but also told the FAA that it must “main
Feb 1, 2007 - 5:57 AM
The NTSB, which has long called for the FAA to require cockpit voice recorders on smaller turbine airplanes, is now calling for the installation of so-call