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 8, 2007 - 5:45 AM
Testifying recently before the House aviation subcommittee on unmanned aircraft (UA), FAA associate administrator for aviation safety Nicholas Sabatini out
Jan 8, 2007 - 4:11 AM
The FAA has issued Notice N8000.345, rescinding Notice N8700.46 and providing updated guidance for obtaining Letters of Deviation Authority (LODA), applica
Jan 5, 2007 - 11:06 AM
While the FAA did rescind Notice N8000.336 regarding addition of airplanes to Part 135 certificates, on December 18 it reissued the notice in a new form wi
Dec 22, 2006 - 4:16 AM
Industry groups, including NBAA, were working with the FAA late last year to get it to ease requirements on two issues that carried a January deadline.
Dec 21, 2006 - 11:10 AM
Release of a new air-taxi operations specification (OpSpec A008) to replace interim Notice 8400.83, published last June, has been delayed again–from the en
Dec 21, 2006 - 11:09 AM
Transport Canada increased the minimum visibility required before beginning an approach from the previous 1,200 feet to 1,600 feet, effective December 1.
Dec 21, 2006 - 10:28 AM
The Isle of Man–a British Crown dependency located in the Irish Sea between the UK and Ireland–is on track to have its new aircraft register up and running
Dec 21, 2006 - 9:06 AM
In lieu of a passport, U.S.
Dec 21, 2006 - 8:46 AM
General Electric, Rolls-Royce and Transport Canada generally support, with some suggested clarifications, the FAA’s recent proposal to amend the type certi
Dec 21, 2006 - 6:57 AM
Switzerland officially joined the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on December 1.