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 3, 2007 - 10:40 AM
The House Transportation Committee’s attempt at an FAA reauthorization and funding bill has received praise and backing from general aviation interests, bu
Jul 3, 2007 - 6:25 AM
As the wheels of FAA rulemaking grind inexorably forward, the nation’s largest union of airline pilots executed a 180-degree turn on mandatory retirement f
Jul 3, 2007 - 5:32 AM
The FAA has issued guidance on altitude and speed constraints in Rnav procedures.
Jul 3, 2007 - 5:24 AM
The House of Representatives passed legislation that aims to punish anyone convicted of knowingly pointing a laser at an aircraft with a maximum of five ye
Jul 3, 2007 - 5:11 AM
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) relating to the “deductions for entertainment use of business aircraft.” I
Jul 3, 2007 - 5:04 AM
The FAA published a broad final rule last month that incorporates Rnav definitions, clarifies the intent of obstacle departure procedures and modifies defi
Jul 3, 2007 - 4:54 AM
NBAA and AOPA said that the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative that became effective January 23 this year and required air travelers to carry a passport
Jul 3, 2007 - 4:53 AM
Chairman of the House subcommittee on space and aeronautics Rep.
Jul 2, 2007 - 11:54 AM
Civil aviation authorities in Africa are planning an Africa-wide regulatory system similar to the European Union’s European Aviation Safety Agency.
Jul 2, 2007 - 10:25 AM
With so much nonessential equipment installed in today’s business jets, pilots might wonder if the rules regarding inoperative equipment apply to products