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 31, 2007 - 8:53 AM
While Congress has acted on several recommendations from the Commission on the Future of the U.S.
Jan 31, 2007 - 8:51 AM
Former Pentagon official Thomas Bloom has been named CFO of the FAA, overseeing the agency’s $14 billion operating budget, as well as the development and F
Jan 31, 2007 - 8:48 AM
Following an acrimonious battle between the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association over the recently passed FAA reauthorization bill and
Jan 31, 2007 - 8:23 AM
In 1987 the National Parks Overflights Act mandated substantial restoration of “natural quiet” at Grand Canyon National Park.
Jan 31, 2007 - 7:28 AM
Inconsistent and incomplete FAA oversight of its designee programs limits the agency’s ability to ensure designees perform their work according to federal
Jan 31, 2007 - 6:36 AM
Pilots serving as second-in-command (SIC) would be eligible to apply for an SIC type rating without any additional training required, under an FAA notice o
Jan 31, 2007 - 6:22 AM
While general aviation interests hailed the tax law that extended the deadline for the 50-percent accelerated bonus-depreciation allowance for business air
Jan 31, 2007 - 5:52 AM
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Jan 31, 2007 - 5:50 AM
Pilots flying into Colorado’s ski-country airports are already aware of the controversial special traffic-management program (STMP) for filing for slots in