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 29, 2006 - 10:11 AM
A supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking modifies previously proposed (Nov.
Sep 29, 2006 - 10:09 AM
Seven industry trade groups are asking the FAA to delay by six months the effective date–currently September 2–of new flammability requirements for aircraf
Sep 29, 2006 - 10:07 AM
Pilots will have several more months to comply with the new second-in-command (SIC) type rating rule.
Sep 28, 2006 - 10:10 AM
Mary Peters, who was head of the Federal Highway Administration from 2001 to 2005, is President Bush’s nominee for the post of Secretary of Transportation.
Sep 28, 2006 - 8:53 AM
A new traffic control rule proposed by the FAA for New York La Guardia Airport would replace the current system of slot allocation with “operating authoriz
Sep 28, 2006 - 4:32 AM
Despite some 20,000 negative comments and calls to abolish the Washington, D.C., air defense identification zone (ADIZ), a closed-door meeting on Capitol H
Sep 28, 2006 - 4:25 AM
•Congress took a legislative break from November 18 to December 12 but, before leaving, both houses passed H.R.3058, the FY2006 Transportation, Treasury an
Sep 28, 2006 - 4:19 AM
The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS) Institute has named Stephen Fisher its executive director.
Sep 28, 2006 - 4:18 AM
Before leaving for the Thanksgiving break, the Senate passed a bill with tax credits to encourage innovation in aerospace and defense research and developm
Sep 27, 2006 - 12:16 PM
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (Natca) called the FAA’s imposition of new work rules over the Labor Day weekend “a brazen, arrogant tramp