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 22, 2007 - 8:49 AM
Since the EPA crackdown on dumping sumped fuel on airport ramp surfaces, draining fuel has become a problem for aircraft operators.
Mar 22, 2007 - 8:46 AM
Back in June, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) expressed relief with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to propose a 12
Mar 22, 2007 - 8:35 AM
An ongoing racketeering and corruption investigation by the Florida state attorney’s office has produced indictments of 19 suspects and seven companies for
Mar 22, 2007 - 8:28 AM
Interested parties are getting more time to comment on the FAA’s controversial proposal to require all air-tour operators to be certified under Part 135 or
Mar 22, 2007 - 8:27 AM
After meeting with industry representatives over several days in early March, the FAA launched a new ATC plan designed to head <br />off gridlock by “shari
Mar 22, 2007 - 8:21 AM
An AD for the Landmark 8000 terrain awareness and warning system (TAWS), manufactured by L-3 Communications Avionics Systems, corrects potential altitude e
Mar 22, 2007 - 8:14 AM
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association urged the Senate appropriations transportation subcommittee to ask FAA Administrator Marion Blakey what th
Mar 22, 2007 - 7:20 AM
In one of its longest investigations into a general aviation accident, the NTSB released its final report last month on the Oct.
Mar 22, 2007 - 7:15 AM
Three Italian aviation officials and an air traffic controller have been sentenced to jail terms of between six and eight years after being convicted of ma
Mar 16, 2007 - 2:45 PM
To borrow the term “caveat emptor” (Latin for “let the buyer beware”) and mangle it only a bit, flight crews of aircraft that require two pilots should be