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.

Dec 21, 2006 - 8:46 AM
General Electric, Rolls-Royce and Transport Canada generally support, with some suggested clarifications, the FAA’s recent proposal to amend the type certi
Dec 21, 2006 - 6:57 AM
Switzerland officially joined the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on December 1.
Dec 21, 2006 - 6:54 AM
Cessna received the FAA production certificate for its new Citation Mustang very light jet on November 22, two-and-a-half months after type certification o
Dec 21, 2006 - 6:16 AM
Garlick Helicopters and Double R Flying Service in Montana and their owner, Ronald Garlick, have been indicted on federal fraud charges in connection with
Dec 21, 2006 - 6:15 AM
New Advisory Circular AC 120-87A updates guidance on the use of child restraint seats (CRS) on aircraft.
Dec 21, 2006 - 6:05 AM
The aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) advising the FAA about whether airline pilots should be able to fly after reaching the agency’s mandatory retiremen
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Dec 20, 2006 - 6:25 AM
Joseph Lepore and Jan Paladino, the pilot and copilot of the ExcelAire Legacy 600 involved in a midair with a Boeing 737 operated by Brazil’s Gol on Septem
Dec 19, 2006 - 12:32 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued long-awaited final amendments to oil and fuel spill prevention, control and countermeasure (SPCC) rules.
Dec 19, 2006 - 12:23 PM
An NTSB safety recommendation issued last week that calls for airline pilots to cross-check heading references ends with a notation from Safety Board membe
Dec 19, 2006 - 12:07 PM
Although the FAA allowed only 30 days for comments on the proposed Special FAR mandating Mitsubishi MU-2 pilot training, 72 comments were submitted to the