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.

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.
Feb 12, 2007 - 6:09 AM
Effective November 14, the FAA will implement its organization delegation authorization (ODA) program that will replace the current designee program.
Feb 12, 2007 - 5:49 AM
Part 135 on-demand operators and Part 145 repair stations will soon be<br />affected by revised hazardous materials transportation training requirements.
Feb 9, 2007 - 10:29 AM
Business aviation groups welcomed a letter from the FAA assistant administrator for aviation policy to the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service ask
Feb 8, 2007 - 10:04 AM
The FAA’s final rules on air-tour operators, scheduled to be published next Tuesday, ease some of the more controversial requirements that were part of the
Feb 8, 2007 - 9:57 AM
The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) yesterday that seeks to update, modify and clarify Parts 61 and 141, the sections devoted to pilot an