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.

Feb 2, 2007 - 9:44 AM
The FAA and the state of Connecticut were willing to pay 97 percent of the $4.5 million price tag to have trees removed from around Danbury Municipal Airpo
Feb 2, 2007 - 9:13 AM
While Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta has promised that the government will not stand in the way of innovative aviation ideas, at a January meeting
Feb 2, 2007 - 8:54 AM
Brazil’s business aviation association has a lot more to celebrate this year than it did 12 months ago, with growing demand for aircraft and solid financia
Feb 2, 2007 - 8:42 AM
Nearly six years after the creation of a civilian-run aviation agency was first proposed, Brazil’s civil aviation authority, Agência Nacional de Aviação Ci
Feb 2, 2007 - 5:01 AM
Ten days before the January 20 Presidential inauguration, the FAA issued a six-page national security flight advisory describing airspace restrictions surr
Feb 2, 2007 - 4:21 AM
While the FAA’s current WAAS network offers equipped users with improved GPS performance across the continental U.S.
Feb 1, 2007 - 11:26 AM
When the idea was initially being explored a number of years ago, FAA planners saw a use for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) only in Ala
Feb 1, 2007 - 10:28 AM
Europe’s ambitious program to introduce mode-S surveillance datalink technology has once again been rescheduled to account for operational and technical di
Feb 1, 2007 - 10:04 AM
The NTSB has asked the FAA to limit the number of times a pilot can fail a checkride and questioned whether the existing requirements of providing addition
Feb 1, 2007 - 10:04 AM
A proposed rule would allow non-commercial operations of U.S.-registered aircraft owned by a company not considered a U.S.