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 19, 2006 - 7:00 AM
As the FAA wrestles with how to generate a stable and predictable revenue stream to fund its operations, the head of the Air Transport Association (ATA) we
Oct 18, 2006 - 1:44 PM
– Among the after-effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was a flood of Congressional bills to provide relief to the communities and people devastated
Oct 18, 2006 - 1:41 PM
Congress Might Clip NASA’s Wings<br />NASA’s use of seven of its fleet of 85 aircraft to transport employees to routine site visits, meetings, speeches and
Oct 18, 2006 - 10:12 AM
The FAA’s Flight Technologies and Procedures Division will host its second annual New Technologies Implementation Workshop from November 29 to December 1 a
Oct 18, 2006 - 8:02 AM
The FAA has implemented performance- based navigation in the form of standard instrument departures (SIDs), en route Q and T routes, standard arrival route
Oct 17, 2006 - 10:36 AM
The FAA on November 14 will implement its organization delegation authorization (ODA) program, which will replace the current designee program.
Oct 17, 2006 - 10:07 AM
In a letter sent last month to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Air Transportation Association and several other trade groups reques
Oct 17, 2006 - 9:34 AM
The FAA’s top-level Joint Resources Council (JRC) has called for the estimated cost of a nationwide, GPS-based, automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast
Oct 17, 2006 - 7:55 AM
As the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) mounted a “national pilot alert” against the proposed permanent air defense identification zone (ADIZ)
Oct 17, 2006 - 5:45 AM
How accurate are the NTSB’s published general aviation accident rate statistics and related data? Not accurate enough, according to the Safety Board.