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 19, 2007 - 12:33 PM
The FAA unveiled a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) last week that addresses airworthiness standards related to cabin interiors for transport-category
Jul 17, 2007 - 11:32 AM
Industry reaction to last week’s Senate Finance Committee hearing to discuss FAA reauthorization and the prospect of user fees was as strong as the stateme
Jul 12, 2007 - 11:33 AM
Corporate aviation took flak on FAA funding proposals this morning as the architects of S.1300, the Senate FAA financing bill that includes a $25 user fee
Jul 5, 2007 - 11:56 AM
• Congressional debates on war funding consumed much of lawmakers’ time and much national media attention.
Jul 5, 2007 - 11:43 AM
Speaking at an International Civil Aviation Organization meeting on emissions held in Montreal, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey told several hundred govern
Jul 3, 2007 - 10:46 AM
After receiving approximately 60 comments to its request, the FAA issued a notice last week that officially extends the renewal of an inspection authorizat
Jul 3, 2007 - 10:43 AM
The Air Transport Association (ATA), which called the House’s bill “business as usual,” and its various airline members are still pushing hard for user fee
Jul 3, 2007 - 10:40 AM
The House Transportation Committee’s attempt at an FAA reauthorization and funding bill has received praise and backing from general aviation interests, bu
Jul 3, 2007 - 6:25 AM
As the wheels of FAA rulemaking grind inexorably forward, the nation’s largest union of airline pilots executed a 180-degree turn on mandatory retirement f
Jul 3, 2007 - 5:32 AM
The FAA has issued guidance on altitude and speed constraints in Rnav procedures.