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 16, 2007 - 5:37 AM
Spill prevention, control and containment (SPCC) rules for fuel trucks and fuel farms will be significantly eased under two proposals published yesterday b
Jan 12, 2007 - 6:01 AM
The House of Representatives passed a bill last week that imposes a $250,000 fine and up to a possible five-year prison term for people who point lasers at
Jan 12, 2007 - 4:19 AM
Federal agencies are asking for the public’s help to decide if there is a need to continue to operate or invest in the loran-C radio navigation system beyo
Jan 12, 2007 - 4:16 AM
The FAA is preparing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to require automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) equipage for aircraft to gain acc
Jan 11, 2007 - 10:22 AM
An announcement is expected imminently that Charles Keegan will be leaving the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization (ATO) for a senior position at Raytheon.
Jan 11, 2007 - 6:45 AM
An emergency AD issued Friday requires that before further flight operators perform a “detailed visual inspection to detect repairs, cracking or corrosion”
Jan 11, 2007 - 6:41 AM
As expected, the FAA is withdrawing a delayed final rule that amended the service difficulty reporting (SDR) requirements for air carriers and repair stati
Jan 11, 2007 - 6:37 AM
New regulations regarding aircraft thermal and acoustic insulation have been amended in response to concerns raised by the business aviation industry that
Jan 11, 2007 - 6:18 AM
All jet and transport-category airplanes (those with an mtow of 12,500 pounds or more) for which application of a new type design is submitted on or after
Jan 10, 2007 - 12:23 PM
Deicing boots must be installed on the landing gear struts and cargo pods of several hundred Cessna Caravans approved for flight into icing under an AD pub