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.

Nov 2, 2006 - 5:22 AM
The New Jersey State Police would like to permanently relocate one of the state’s medevac helicopter units to Somerset Airport (SMQ), near the middle of th
Nov 1, 2006 - 12:05 PM
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) is asking the entire aviation community to call their Congressional representatives and ask for th
Nov 1, 2006 - 11:10 AM
Regional airlines in Europe last month lodged a formal protest alleging that civil servants had misrepresented legislation about passenger compensation for
Nov 1, 2006 - 7:04 AM
The FAA has issued a final rule establishing a class of “quiet technology” aircraft to fly commercial tours over Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP).
Oct 31, 2006 - 11:29 AM
Regulation may be in the air for the cabins of commercial aircraft, though it is unclear which is more infectious: airborne particles or hysterical legisla
Oct 31, 2006 - 11:25 AM
The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) last month issued its final rule on the electronic filing of commercial aircraft passenger and crew manif
Oct 31, 2006 - 11:16 AM
Michael Griffin reported to work late last month as the 11th administrator of NASA.
Oct 31, 2006 - 11:15 AM
The Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) helping the FAA revise the Part 125/135 rulebook has essentially completed its work, but it is continuing to fine-t
Oct 31, 2006 - 10:59 AM
An operational alert NBAA published last month requires some clarification.
Oct 31, 2006 - 10:57 AM
Retired Navy Rear Admiral David Stone, who earned high praise from general aviation groups as head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is