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.

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
Aug 27, 2007 - 10:59 AM
• Pushing hard to wrap up business before they took their customary August break, lawmakers devoted a good deal of time to deciding what to do about the Ir
Aug 27, 2007 - 10:55 AM
An appropriations bill approved by the House of Representatives shortly before Congress adjourned for its summer recess contains increases for NASA aeronau
Aug 27, 2007 - 10:47 AM
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) has dismissed all of natca’s charges of unfair labor practices related to the negotiation and implementation o
Aug 27, 2007 - 10:41 AM
The head of the 14,000-member air traffic controllers union said last month that the FAA is trumpeting the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextG