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.

Sep 26, 2007 - 10:18 AM
The NTSB has recommended that the FAA require the air data sensor heating system to activate automatically after engine start in new airplanes certified un
Sep 26, 2007 - 10:17 AM
The Danish government is preparing to impose a 25-percent value-added tax (VAT) on imported aircraft to close a loophole that has allowed owners to bypass
Sep 26, 2007 - 10:10 AM
In her final speech before the Washington Aero Club last month, former FAA Administrator Marion Blakey chided the airlines for causing most of their own de
Sep 26, 2007 - 8:05 AM
NetJets Europe is building carbon offsetting costs into its fractional ownership prices in a bid to become a carbon-neutral operation by 2012.
Sep 26, 2007 - 8:02 AM
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) last month issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would require more detailed information about arriv
Sep 26, 2007 - 5:50 AM
With Congress back in Washington, D.C., after its long summer hiatus, the propaganda war between general aviation and airlines continued apace, with lawmak
Sep 26, 2007 - 4:19 AM
Transportation Secretary Mary Peters voiced disapproval of the recently passed House FAA Reauthorization Bill at the opening ceremonies of the 60th Annual
Sep 25, 2007 - 4:43 PM
Transportation Secretary Mary Peters voiced disapproval of the recently passed House FAA Reauthorization Bill at the opening ceremonies of the 60th Annual
Sep 25, 2007 - 12:00 PM
Perhaps she didn’t know what crowd she was addressing, but Transportation Secretary Mary Peters voiced disapproval of the recently passed House FAA reautho
Sep 24, 2007 - 3:06 PM
General aviation late last week won a major battle, but not yet the entire war, against user fees.