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.

Oct 9, 2006 - 4:24 AM
According to a DOT report last month on significant rulemakings, the FAA is not expected to complete until January its work on a November 2003 proposal to
Oct 9, 2006 - 4:22 AM
Cingular, the largest wireless service provider in the U.S., has asked the FAA to maintain its ban on cellphone use aboard aircraft in flight.
Oct 5, 2006 - 11:08 AM
The FAA has rejected all four proposals the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) made to limit traffic at Teterboro Airport (TEB).
Oct 5, 2006 - 11:04 AM
• The House of Representatives approved appropriations for Fiscal Year 2006 for the Department of Transportation.
Oct 5, 2006 - 11:00 AM
Bipartisan members of the House aviation subcommittee agreed with chairman Rep.
Oct 5, 2006 - 10:42 AM
If the provision is accepted by the House and the bill signed by the President, all aviation fuel will be taxed at the same rate as highway diesel fuel–24.
Oct 5, 2006 - 10:38 AM
The object of the regulation is to set minimum insurance requirements for air carriers and aircraft operators regarding coverage for passengers, baggage, c
Oct 5, 2006 - 9:29 AM
The FAA has issued Handbook Bulletin HBAW 04-06E in an attempt to clarify issues surrounding maintenance requirements under FAR Part 135.
Oct 5, 2006 - 8:37 AM
Carol Carmody left the NTSB in April after nearly five years as a member, two of them as vice chairman.
Oct 5, 2006 - 6:09 AM
The European Union (EU) has approved a joint bid from two groups that previously had competed against each other for the contract to run the $4 billion Gal