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 25, 2006 - 1:27 PM
Faced with the likelihood of the number of flights in Europe doubling to 17 million by 2020, the European Commission launched the ambitious Single European
Sep 25, 2006 - 1:19 PM
The FAA is making progress toward instituting a future Rnav and RNP (required navigation performance) environment across the National Airspace System (NAS)
Sep 25, 2006 - 1:14 PM
Inmarsat announced it has been selected to manage the company that will look after Galileo’s global network operations, including performance monitoring an
Sep 25, 2006 - 10:34 AM
Sir Roy McNulty, chairman of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), has said that management and financial problems at the European Aviation Safety Agency
Sep 25, 2006 - 8:19 AM
The FAA quickly removed a new requirement easing crew oxygen use in Part 121 operations upon learning that it apparently used inaccurate data to justify th
Sep 25, 2006 - 8:14 AM
As expected, the FAA withdrew a delayed final rule that amended the service difficulty reporting (SDR) requirements for air carriers and repair stations.
Sep 25, 2006 - 8:13 AM
The FAA has amended new regulations regarding aircraft thermal and acoustic insulation in response to industry concerns that the requirements applied to a
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Sep 25, 2006 - 8:11 AM
The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has been split by a major disagreement over what operating rules should apply to fractional ownership in
Sep 25, 2006 - 7:47 AM
The FAA recently amended Part 121 regulations governing drug and alcohol testing to clarify that “each person who performs a safety-sensitive function for
Sep 25, 2006 - 7:27 AM
Investigations into two accidents involving Eurocopter AS 350 helicopters led the NTSB to determine that the hydraulic pump drive belt (P/N 704A33690004) p