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 3, 2006 - 4:05 AM
Since it was disclosed late last month that President Bush has directed the Department of Defense to draw up plans for temporarily disabling the
Nov 3, 2006 - 3:33 AM
The FAA is proposing to amend airman medical standards so that refusing to submit to a required drug or alcohol test carries the same penalty as failing a
Nov 2, 2006 - 10:56 AM
The UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is recommending that the FAA change its regulations to make it illegal for aircraft to take off with so-
Nov 2, 2006 - 7:14 AM
• Before Congress took a couple of weeks off beginning on March 20, there were 687 bills introduced in the Senate and 1,454 in the House of Representa
Nov 2, 2006 - 7:11 AM
The House Education and Workforce Committee endorsed a proposal calling for the Labor Department to establish a government program for aerospace workforce
Nov 2, 2006 - 5:22 AM
The New Jersey State Police would like to permanently relocate one of the state’s medevac helicopter units to Somerset Airport (SMQ), near the middle of th
Nov 1, 2006 - 12:05 PM
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) is asking the entire aviation community to call their Congressional representatives and ask for th
Nov 1, 2006 - 11:10 AM
Regional airlines in Europe last month lodged a formal protest alleging that civil servants had misrepresented legislation about passenger compensation for
Nov 1, 2006 - 7:04 AM
The FAA has issued a final rule establishing a class of “quiet technology” aircraft to fly commercial tours over Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP).
Oct 31, 2006 - 11:29 AM
Regulation may be in the air for the cabins of commercial aircraft, though it is unclear which is more infectious: airborne particles or hysterical legisla