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.

Mar 16, 2007 - 12:35 PM
The Bush Administration alarmed a number of people early last month when it proposed cutting the FAA’s facilities and equipment (F&E) funding by nearly $40
Mar 16, 2007 - 12:30 PM
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which has been closed to general aviation traffic since 9/11, will be the subject of a hearing by the Hous
Mar 16, 2007 - 10:44 AM
The advent of very light jets has prompted an FAA proposal to require that all new certification projects for turbofan-powered airplanes of 6,000 pounds or
Mar 16, 2007 - 10:43 AM
The comment window has been reopened until March 11 on the FAA’s proposal to revise the technical and operational requirements for simulators and flight-tr
Mar 16, 2007 - 10:41 AM
New designs for small business turboprop singles could be included in proposed changes to FAR Part 36 noise-certification rules.
Mar 16, 2007 - 10:36 AM
The FAA is reviewing an FAR Part 150 noise-compatibility proposal for Little Rock National Airport, Ark., and expects to approve or disapprove the plan no
Mar 16, 2007 - 9:54 AM
Transport Canada found no violations of Federal Aviation Regulations during a special-purpose audit of Georgian Express, and on January 27 returned the ope
Mar 16, 2007 - 9:52 AM
Under new FAA anti-drug and alcohol-misuse regulations, repair stations are responsible only for their own compliance, and not the compliance of their cont
Mar 16, 2007 - 9:39 AM
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association filed a lawsuit in late January asking a federal court to order the Federal Service Impasses Panel to reso
Mar 16, 2007 - 9:34 AM
Recent guidance from the FAA advises pilots that beginning next January 20, when RVSM is scheduled to be implemented in the U.S., ATC will start using the