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 17, 2007 - 10:46 AM
User fees remain a fiery issue, despite a congressional recess the past two weeks during which no official business has been conducted on the proposal.
Apr 16, 2007 - 11:34 AM
Companies that allow executives or their families and guests to fly on their aircraft for certain personal reasons will most likely be adversely affected b
Apr 16, 2007 - 7:00 AM
A study of five commercialized ATC providers by the Government Accountability Office concludes that the safety of air navigation services “has remained the
Apr 16, 2007 - 6:54 AM
Within a decade, operators of aircraft with an mtow of 19,000 pounds or more and flying in the airspace of the 25-state European Union (EU) will likely hav
Apr 16, 2007 - 6:47 AM
Pilots serving as second-in-command (SIC) will be required to possess a SIC type rating for operations outside U.S.
Apr 16, 2007 - 6:24 AM
The UK's Department of Transport (DOT) last week issued its official proposal to prevent foreign-registered aircraft from being based in the UK “by limitin
Apr 12, 2007 - 11:17 AM
General aviation trade groups based in the Washington, D.C.
Apr 11, 2007 - 6:44 AM
A final rule published last Friday harmonizes FAR Part 36 light, propeller-driven airplane noise certification standards with international standards and p
Apr 10, 2007 - 11:20 AM
Under a <link http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/E7-6652.htm _blank - "notice of proposed rulemaking">notice
Apr 10, 2007 - 7:31 AM
Effective September 1, operators will be required to use a new set of flight plan aircraft equipment suffixes to indicate advanced navigation capabilities.