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 5, 2007 - 9:14 AM
The FAA announced today a 45-day extension to the comment period on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for repair stations that would revise the system
Mar 5, 2007 - 9:12 AM
As the industry digests the more than 100 changes to Part 61 the FAA has proposed, some associations are taking positions on the more substantial changes.
Feb 19, 2007 - 5:24 AM
NBAA, the National Air Transportation Association and General Aviation Manufacturers Association recently urged the Department of Treasury to suspend the c
Feb 16, 2007 - 10:43 AM
The FAA has issued clarifying bulletins, set up a team of specialists that can be contacted 24/7 and is considering amending its controversial rule upgradi
Feb 16, 2007 - 5:40 AM
Business aviation lobbyists yesterday applauded recent action taken by Republican lawmakers to shelve new tax rules in the 2005 Highway Bill designed to di
Feb 15, 2007 - 9:56 AM
With one congressman calling it “dead on arrival,” the FAA yesterday released its new proposal for financing the agency over the next 10 years, a plan that
Feb 13, 2007 - 10:10 AM
Responding to a request by Boeing, the FAA has extended the comment deadline from today to April 16 on its proposal amending digital flight data recorder (
Feb 13, 2007 - 6:02 AM
Large transport airplanes operated under Parts 91, 121 and 125 are the subject of an extensive proposal that realigns the design, installation and maintena
Feb 13, 2007 - 4:03 AM
A single report of a mis-wired APU fire-extinguishing bottle on a Citation X (Model 750) has prompted a proposed AD to require placing identification sleev
Feb 12, 2007 - 10:23 AM
Regulations will go into effect October 17 to help ensure that replacement parts are airworthy.