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.

Apr 18, 2007 - 11:30 AM
According to a recent DOT report on significant rulemakings, the FAA is not expected to complete its work on a November 2003 proposal that would require al
Apr 18, 2007 - 10:49 AM
A provision in the legislation to reauthorize the nation’s surface transportation programs, known as the Highway Bill, would “drastically alter the way the
Apr 18, 2007 - 10:36 AM
Today is the deadline for comments on last year’s announcement by the Department of Defense that it plans to remove its flight information publications (FL
Apr 18, 2007 - 8:42 AM
Although the final outcome is yet unclear, the House of Representatives amended its $14.4 billion FAA appropriations bill last week to halt an FAA plan to
Apr 18, 2007 - 8:40 AM
All jet and transport-category airplanes (those with an mtow of 12,500 pounds or more) for which application of a new type design is submitted on or after
Apr 18, 2007 - 7:21 AM
The days might soon be over for the basing of non-UK-registered general aviation aircraft in the UK.
Apr 18, 2007 - 6:53 AM
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) officially closed its public comment period regarding the proposal to remove from public sale and distrib
Apr 18, 2007 - 6:22 AM
Taking a tough line before next week’s opening of contract negotiations with the air traffic controllers union, the FAA said yesterday that “fundamental ch
Apr 17, 2007 - 11:39 AM
Pilots for the legacy carriers are still narrowly backing the FAA’s mandatory age 60 retirement rule for Part 121 airline pilots, but most pilots flying fo
Apr 17, 2007 - 10:51 AM
Approval for European commercial single-engine operations at night or under IMC is probably still at least three years away.