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 4, 2006 - 5:01 AM
The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) is considering whether to prevent foreign-registered aircraft that are not operated commercially from being based p
Oct 4, 2006 - 4:59 AM
Users of corporate, business and executive aircraft in the UK are working to understand the implications of proposed new civil aviation rules, especially t
Oct 4, 2006 - 4:54 AM
Operation Safe Pilot, an 18-month federal probe into “the misuse of Social Security numbers by pilots,” ended last month with the indictment of 40 pilots–s
Oct 3, 2006 - 11:19 AM
The FAA has hit Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based charter operator Platinum Jet with civil penalties totaling more than $1.86 million for violations involving 49
Oct 3, 2006 - 11:13 AM
If there’s one thing that FAA COO Russell Chew has going for him as he faces $8.3 billion in budget losses by 2009, it’s that he has lots of people on the
Oct 2, 2006 - 2:35 PM
— The Senate and the House closed up shop at the end of July for their customary August vacation.
Oct 2, 2006 - 11:45 AM
The Department of Transportation’s Inspector General’s Office has launched an investigation into charges of fraudulent financial reporting by Boston-Maine
Oct 2, 2006 - 8:39 AM
In the aftermath of 9/11, the number-one priority quickly became answering “How did it happen?” and “How do we stop it from happening again?”<br /> <br />
Oct 2, 2006 - 4:44 AM
The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) issued its official proposal to prevent foreign-registered aircraft from being based in the UK “by limiting the tim
Oct 2, 2006 - 4:42 AM
The Isle of Man, a UK Crown Dependency in the Irish Sea, hopes to have its own aircraft register established by the end of next year.