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 7, 2007 - 6:14 AM
Responding to a request from Boeing, the FAA has extended the comment deadline from February 13 to April 16 on its proposal amending digital flight data re
Mar 7, 2007 - 6:09 AM
Comments are due March 5 on an FAA proposal to require a low-airspeed awareness system on Cessna 208 and 208B Caravans.
Mar 7, 2007 - 4:57 AM
New FAA Notice N8000.351 provides procedures on how to complete the application for second-in-command (SIC) pilot type ratings.
Mar 7, 2007 - 4:55 AM
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has released a revised Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP), effective March 12.
Mar 6, 2007 - 10:02 AM
General aviation’s concerns found a firm basis last month when the FAA presented a reauthorization proposal that includes a more than 300-percent hike in t
Mar 5, 2007 - 9:14 AM
The FAA announced today a 45-day extension to the comment period on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for repair stations that would revise the system
Mar 5, 2007 - 9:12 AM
As the industry digests the more than 100 changes to Part 61 the FAA has proposed, some associations are taking positions on the more substantial changes.
Feb 19, 2007 - 5:24 AM
NBAA, the National Air Transportation Association and General Aviation Manufacturers Association recently urged the Department of Treasury to suspend the c
Feb 16, 2007 - 10:43 AM
The FAA has issued clarifying bulletins, set up a team of specialists that can be contacted 24/7 and is considering amending its controversial rule upgradi
Feb 16, 2007 - 5:40 AM
Business aviation lobbyists yesterday applauded recent action taken by Republican lawmakers to shelve new tax rules in the 2005 Highway Bill designed to di