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 28, 2007 - 12:12 PM
Because the Grob SPn Utility jet and the Embraer Phenom 300 weigh more than 12,500 pounds but less than 19,000 pounds, their respective manufacturers are r
Mar 28, 2007 - 12:07 PM
“Secure Access,” a program that would add more requirements to the Transportation Security Administration Access Certificate (TSAAC) program currently bein
Mar 28, 2007 - 12:04 PM
Starting on June 1, the FAA will no longer accept aircraft registration applications (AC Form 8050-1) that do not contain the printed or typed name of the
Mar 28, 2007 - 12:03 PM
No fatal accident involving Part 121 or 135 scheduled carriers occurred in 2002, versus three last year in which 24 people died, according to NTSB data.
Mar 28, 2007 - 12:01 PM
Although the accelerated-depreciation bonus has been credited with a pickup in orders for new business jets, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Mar 28, 2007 - 12:00 PM
The NTSB issued a scathing indictment of the FAA’s oversight of contract maintenance providers, essentially validating a DOT inspector general’s report tha
Mar 28, 2007 - 11:58 AM
Can and should Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) be opened to general aviation and charter aircraft? That was the principal topic during an u
Mar 28, 2007 - 10:16 AM
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in late January announced that the federal deficit is expected to climb to $477 billion this year, up fro
Mar 28, 2007 - 10:13 AM
Following its investigation of the Jan.
Mar 28, 2007 - 10:11 AM
The $328 billion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress to fund most federal agencies for the remainder of fiscal year 2004 (until September 30) failed t