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.

Dec 15, 2006 - 8:36 AM
Nine months later than planned, the FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for repair stations that would revise the system of ratings and requi
Dec 15, 2006 - 7:59 AM
Britain’s Department for Transport (DfT) has decided not to act unilaterally to impose new restrictions on UK-based aircraft that are registered overseas.
Dec 15, 2006 - 5:59 AM
AOPA and seven New York flight schools filed a lawsuit in federal court, challenging the constitutionality of the state law requiring criminal background c
Dec 13, 2006 - 6:19 AM
Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) released the final report on the fatal icing-related crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan on Oct.
Dec 11, 2006 - 6:14 AM
• Election Day results delivered a knockout blow to Republican hopes of retaining the majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Dec 11, 2006 - 5:59 AM
The FAA’s office of aviation safety has been recognized as the first federal agency to achieve certification to the International Organization for Standard
Dec 11, 2006 - 4:33 AM
Business aviation, long a bastion from the sometimes unfathomable airline security rules, is now facing similar regulations in some European Union countrie
Dec 7, 2006 - 10:33 AM
The FAA aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) on the age-60 retirement issue had not completed its work at press time, but the new International Civil Aviati
Dec 6, 2006 - 11:26 AM
At the AOPA Convention in Palm Springs, Calif., last month, the specter of user fees cast its long shadow over operators and potential operators of the new
Dec 6, 2006 - 10:26 AM
The FAA has determined that the minimum random drug and alcohol testing percentage rates for next year will remain at 25 percent of safety-sensitive employ