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.

Sep 26, 2006 - 1:08 PM
Repair stations would be required to establish a quality-rating program under a notice of proposed rulemaking the FAA expects to publish next month.
Sep 26, 2006 - 11:57 AM
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in October will remove its non-U.S.
Sep 26, 2006 - 11:40 AM
A proposed noise-compatibility program for Southwest Florida Airport in Fort Myers is under review by the FAA.
Sep 26, 2006 - 11:33 AM
Another penalty has been assessed against Darby Aviation, one of several operators involved in the crash of a Challenger 600 at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airp
Sep 26, 2006 - 11:16 AM
The FAA has reiterated its request that pilots submit information on wake turbulence encounters that occur in domestic RVSM airspace, including the U.S., o
Sep 26, 2006 - 10:42 AM
With some air traffic controllers already earning more than $200,000 annually, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey is digging in her heels during the agency’s
Sep 26, 2006 - 10:39 AM
Transportation Department Inspector General Kenneth Mead last month called for renewed emphasis to reduce the general aviation accident rate, noting that t
Sep 26, 2006 - 10:36 AM
Congress may have approved FAA funding for Fiscal Year 2006 before it adjourned for the Thanksgiving holiday, but the drumbeat for user fees in future year
Sep 26, 2006 - 8:19 AM
Before leaving for Congress’s December break the Senate approved a $39.7 billion, five-year deficit reduction bill by a vote of 51 to 50.
Sep 26, 2006 - 8:16 AM
The enactment of the FY2006 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill will restore planned cuts in the FAA’s aircraft cer