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.

Jul 30, 2007 - 12:14 PM
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) said in a letter to the FAA last month that its Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) should not be mandator
Jul 27, 2007 - 7:28 AM
With stark differences between House and Senate versions of FAA reauthorization bills working their way through Congress, some industry and congressional i
Jul 25, 2007 - 10:36 AM
While the debate continues to swirl on both sides of the Atlantic over the European Union’s scheduled imposition of a carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions tradin
Jul 25, 2007 - 9:27 AM
NTSB members are strongly dissatisfied with the way in which Board chairman Ellen Engleman Conners is attempting to curb their activities.
Jul 24, 2007 - 11:36 AM
At a Senate hearing on FAA financing last week, Delta Air Lines COO Jim Whitehurst, speaking for the Air Transport Association (ATA), reiterated one of ATA
Jul 24, 2007 - 7:24 AM
Ron Swanda, who was the first representative of the U.S.
Jul 24, 2007 - 6:54 AM
Several recent developments have begun to allay concerns that the FAA’s NextGen ATC modernization effort was stagnating because of lack of direction and se
Jul 24, 2007 - 6:40 AM
• The Senate by a vote of 53-46 rejected new laws pertaining to immigration.
Jul 23, 2007 - 11:22 AM
A group of current and former airline pilots rallied on Capitol Hill yesterday afternoon to protest the 45-year-old FAA regulation that forces pilots to le
Jul 23, 2007 - 11:05 AM
The Senate last week passed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act (the “Highway Bill”), which authorizes surface transportation spending through f