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.

Nov 21, 2006 - 5:40 AM
Described by some Honeywell engineers as the “son of Primus Epic,” the Phoenix company’s Apex integrated avionics system is undergoing a makeover that aims
Nov 21, 2006 - 5:28 AM
The FAA postponed until January 1 next year a decision to limit “<link http://www.ainalerts.com/ainalerts/alertimages/FAA_Registry_Priorty_Policy_Memo 2006
Nov 21, 2006 - 4:37 AM
Transport Canada on Thursday released “Flight 2010,” a strategic plan for enhancing the safety levels of the country’s civil aviation sector over the next
Nov 17, 2006 - 6:36 AM
The verbal sparring over ATC funding and user fees reached the front page of <i>The Wall Street Journal </i>today in a long article, “Why Big Airlines Are
Nov 17, 2006 - 5:43 AM
In the war of words between the airlines and general aviation about who should pay how much for ATC services, Pogo’s Robert Crandall argues that more of th
Nov 16, 2006 - 11:49 AM
Starting July 1, 2008, all private and commercial airplanes operating internationally will need to carry at least one emergency locator transmitter, accord
Nov 16, 2006 - 11:48 AM
Rules governing the construction of objectsthat could be an obstruction to safe aircraft operations might get a little more bite.
Nov 16, 2006 - 10:55 AM
New York’s state Senate last week passed legislation (S.3655) sponsored by Sen.
Nov 16, 2006 - 10:37 AM
The FAA yesterday adopted a 2004 notice of proposed rulemaking amending airman medical standards so that a refusal to submit to a required drug or alcohol
Nov 16, 2006 - 4:41 AM
The Government Accountability Office’s October 30 <link http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06973.pdf _blank - "report">report</link> “Observations on Potential