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.

Nov 1, 2006 - 7:04 AM
The FAA has issued a final rule establishing a class of “quiet technology” aircraft to fly commercial tours over Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP).
Oct 31, 2006 - 11:29 AM
Regulation may be in the air for the cabins of commercial aircraft, though it is unclear which is more infectious: airborne particles or hysterical legisla
Oct 31, 2006 - 11:25 AM
The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) last month issued its final rule on the electronic filing of commercial aircraft passenger and crew manif
Oct 31, 2006 - 11:16 AM
Michael Griffin reported to work late last month as the 11th administrator of NASA.
Oct 31, 2006 - 11:15 AM
The Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) helping the FAA revise the Part 125/135 rulebook has essentially completed its work, but it is continuing to fine-t
Oct 31, 2006 - 10:59 AM
An operational alert NBAA published last month requires some clarification.
Oct 31, 2006 - 10:57 AM
Retired Navy Rear Admiral David Stone, who earned high praise from general aviation groups as head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is
Oct 31, 2006 - 10:46 AM
Nav Canada, the company that runs Canada’s ATC system, reports that because of favorable financial results in its most recent quarter and the preliminary o
Oct 31, 2006 - 10:39 AM
Flight crews and their passengers will be affected by a proposal from the Departments of State and Homeland Security to require a U.S.
Oct 31, 2006 - 10:07 AM
What is the role of an aircraft charter broker, do current regulations support this role and who has operational control on brokered flights? The FAA and D