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 29, 2007 - 9:59 AM
The newly formed European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued its first-ever type certificate on December 11 in Brussels, Belgium.
Jan 29, 2007 - 9:55 AM
The IRS has issued temporary guidelines on the bonus depreciation option.
Jan 29, 2007 - 9:40 AM
Last month the European Union (EU) Council of Transport Ministers and the European Parliament finally agreed on new common flight time limitations (FTL) fo
Jan 29, 2007 - 9:25 AM
The FAA has scheduled several “fact finding” informal meetings to solicit information from operators and others concerning proposed revisions to Los Angele
Jan 29, 2007 - 6:59 AM
A new term might soon join the lexicon of the FAA–“Complex STC.” According to the FAA, there have been STC-approved installations that have been “inappropr
Jan 29, 2007 - 6:43 AM
While generally praising the FAA’s system of designated examiners and representatives, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report said that the agency
Jan 29, 2007 - 6:25 AM
The Transportation Security Administration is allowing operators to increase progressively the time for which international waivers are valid.
Jan 29, 2007 - 5:32 AM
A Super Bowl Special Traffic Management Program (STMP) for the Houston area will be in effect January 28 through February 3, requiring all non-airline oper
Jan 29, 2007 - 5:26 AM
While it’s unlikely the FAA will push back this month’s deadline for the installation of ELTs in virtually all corporate jets, the agency might allow opera
Jan 29, 2007 - 5:08 AM
Comments are due by January 23 on a proposal to increase the size of the Minneapolis Class B airspace, namely expanding its upper limit to 10,000 feet msl.