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.

Mar 8, 2007 - 9:43 AM
It took the FAA more than three years to finalize its rules affecting the commercial air-tour industry and only 14 days after their publication for the NTS
Mar 8, 2007 - 4:17 AM
A European mandate calling for mode-S transponder upgrades in transport-category airplanes is causing confusion for some U.S.
Mar 7, 2007 - 11:34 AM
General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) president and CEO Pete Bunce used the association’s annual industry review and market outlook briefing to
Mar 7, 2007 - 9:50 AM
Manufacturers of very light jets (VLJs) will be affected by new Advisory Circular 23.1419-2D, which provides guidance in meeting Part 23 requirements for o
Mar 7, 2007 - 6:14 AM
Responding to a request from Boeing, the FAA has extended the comment deadline from February 13 to April 16 on its proposal amending digital flight data re
Mar 7, 2007 - 6:09 AM
Comments are due March 5 on an FAA proposal to require a low-airspeed awareness system on Cessna 208 and 208B Caravans.
Mar 7, 2007 - 4:57 AM
New FAA Notice N8000.351 provides procedures on how to complete the application for second-in-command (SIC) pilot type ratings.
Mar 7, 2007 - 4:55 AM
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has released a revised Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP), effective March 12.
Mar 6, 2007 - 10:02 AM
General aviation’s concerns found a firm basis last month when the FAA presented a reauthorization proposal that includes a more than 300-percent hike in t
Mar 5, 2007 - 9:14 AM
The FAA announced today a 45-day extension to the comment period on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for repair stations that would revise the system