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 17, 2006 - 6:36 AM
The verbal sparring over ATC funding and user fees reached the front page of <i>The Wall Street Journal </i>today in a long article, “Why Big Airlines Are
Nov 17, 2006 - 5:43 AM
In the war of words between the airlines and general aviation about who should pay how much for ATC services, Pogo’s Robert Crandall argues that more of th
Nov 16, 2006 - 11:49 AM
Starting July 1, 2008, all private and commercial airplanes operating internationally will need to carry at least one emergency locator transmitter, accord
Nov 16, 2006 - 11:48 AM
Rules governing the construction of objectsthat could be an obstruction to safe aircraft operations might get a little more bite.
Nov 16, 2006 - 10:55 AM
New York’s state Senate last week passed legislation (S.3655) sponsored by Sen.
Nov 16, 2006 - 10:37 AM
The FAA yesterday adopted a 2004 notice of proposed rulemaking amending airman medical standards so that a refusal to submit to a required drug or alcohol
Nov 16, 2006 - 4:41 AM
The Government Accountability Office’s October 30 <link _blank - "report">report</link> “Observations on Potential
Nov 16, 2006 - 4:28 AM
Within days of the Teterboro Challenger crash and weeks before the NTSB released recommendations as a result of its investigation into the accident, the FA
Nov 15, 2006 - 11:48 AM
The comment period on a proposal to continue the reservation and slot program under the high-density rule at New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) has been ext
Nov 15, 2006 - 11:47 AM
On November 23, as previously reported, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will adopt an amendment to increase the age limit for airline