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.

Jan 8, 2007 - 6:35 AM
Operations by U.S.-registered aircraft owned by a company not considered a U.S.
Jan 8, 2007 - 6:25 AM
On Tuesday, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey testified before the Senate subcommittee on aviation about the financial health of the agency, specifically the
Jan 8, 2007 - 6:04 AM
The FAA is scheduled tomorrow to issue a notice that compliance with revised drug and alcohol testing requirements for air carriers has been delayed to Oct
Jan 8, 2007 - 5:57 AM
Monday is the deadline for comments on a Securities and Exchange Commission rulemaking proposal to require more detailed reporting of top executive compens
Jan 8, 2007 - 5:55 AM
The National Association of State Aviation Officials is asking Congress to “say no” to the FAA’s 2007 budget proposals.
Jan 8, 2007 - 5:45 AM
Testifying recently before the House aviation subcommittee on unmanned aircraft (UA), FAA associate administrator for aviation safety Nicholas Sabatini out
Jan 8, 2007 - 4:11 AM
The FAA has issued Notice N8000.345, rescinding Notice N8700.46 and providing updated guidance for obtaining Letters of Deviation Authority (LODA), applica
Jan 5, 2007 - 11:06 AM
While the FAA did rescind Notice N8000.336 regarding addition of airplanes to Part 135 certificates, on December 18 it reissued the notice in a new form wi
Dec 22, 2006 - 4:16 AM
Industry groups, including NBAA, were working with the FAA late last year to get it to ease requirements on two issues that carried a January deadline.
Dec 21, 2006 - 11:10 AM
Release of a new air-taxi operations specification (OpSpec A008) to replace interim Notice 8400.83, published last June, has been delayed again–from the en