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 13, 2006 - 6:04 AM
September 18 is the comment deadline for two separate notices of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
Nov 10, 2006 - 6:13 AM
The proposed procedure for reimbursing FBOs and other providers of general aviation ground-support services at five airports in the Washington, D.C.
Nov 10, 2006 - 6:09 AM
The Airbus A380 Wake Vortex Steering Group recently issued new recommendations for A380 wake turbulence spacing.
Nov 9, 2006 - 8:35 AM
• Congress closed up shop on September 29, and November 13 was set as the date for what might be a lame-duck Congress to reconvene.
Nov 8, 2006 - 8:04 AM
British authorities are expected to decide by mid-February how and when to apply new operating rules to business aircraft registered in the UK’s overseas t
Nov 7, 2006 - 5:13 AM
European charter operators are expressing increasing frustration about what they have come to regard as anti-competitive restrictions on their ability to f
Nov 7, 2006 - 4:50 AM
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Transportation Department Inspector General are questioning whether the FAA’s safety inspectors and air
Nov 7, 2006 - 4:35 AM
More than 15 years after the publication of initial proposals, commercial single-engine operations under instrument meteorological conditions (SE-IMC) coul
Nov 6, 2006 - 12:24 PM
With the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) poised to raise the age limit for commercial pilots to 65 effective November 23, the FAA has conv
Nov 6, 2006 - 12:20 PM
Former Flight Options pilot Franklin Rodriguez last month was sentenced to 17.5 years in prison after pleading guilty last May to smuggling into the U.S.