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.

May 16, 2017, 4:05 PM

Boeing Delivers First 737 Max 8 to Malindo Air

Milestone reached on the same day FAA clears Max program to return to full range of flight activities

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Aug 30, 2007 - 12:25 PM
As a result of the Comair Flight 5191 crash in Lexington, Ky., the NTSB issued five safety recommendations to the FAA this week in an effort to mitigate ai
Aug 30, 2007 - 6:21 AM
The Transportation Department’s inspector general told the House aviation subcommittee in July that possible extensions to the durations of medical certifi
Aug 30, 2007 - 6:03 AM
FAA Administrator Marion Blakey will become president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) when her term as head of the agency ends Septem
Aug 30, 2007 - 5:32 AM
The FAA recently issued Advisory Circular (AC) 91-78, which clarifies that electronic charts, whether obtained through installed or portable display, are l
Aug 29, 2007 - 9:50 AM
A new Information for Operators dealing with risk assessment was released last month, specifically focusing on how it relates to a safety-management system
Aug 29, 2007 - 8:52 AM
The FAA last month released a final rule governing certification of transport-category (Part 25) airplanes for operation in icing conditions.
Aug 29, 2007 - 6:55 AM
In an unusual display of harmony, leaders of 18 aviation associations signed a letter to President Bush asking that he appoint a new FAA Administrator to t
Aug 29, 2007 - 6:47 AM
Inconsistencies between the Mitsubishi MU-2B elevator trim indicator scale dial and the elevator trim mechanical stop have prompted the FAA to issue an air
Aug 29, 2007 - 6:42 AM
The FAA issued a special condition fire-extinguishing requirement for the Adam Aircraft A700.
Aug 29, 2007 - 5:12 AM
With Congress out of town for its “summer district work period,” there was little action on the FAA’s reauthorization bill, and the nagging question of how