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 29, 2007 - 6:43 AM
While generally praising the FAA’s system of designated examiners and representatives, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report said that the agency
Jan 29, 2007 - 6:25 AM
The Transportation Security Administration is allowing operators to increase progressively the time for which international waivers are valid.
Jan 29, 2007 - 5:32 AM
A Super Bowl Special Traffic Management Program (STMP) for the Houston area will be in effect January 28 through February 3, requiring all non-airline oper
Jan 29, 2007 - 5:26 AM
While it’s unlikely the FAA will push back this month’s deadline for the installation of ELTs in virtually all corporate jets, the agency might allow opera
Jan 29, 2007 - 5:08 AM
Comments are due by January 23 on a proposal to increase the size of the Minneapolis Class B airspace, namely expanding its upper limit to 10,000 feet msl.
Jan 29, 2007 - 5:06 AM
All subsonic 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
Jan 26, 2007 - 11:10 AM
A court in Papua New Guinea (PNG) convicted Australian pilots Andrew Reid and Peter McGee of making an illegal landing in a Cessna Citation II at the disus
Jan 26, 2007 - 11:05 AM
Relocated from temporary offices in Brussels to a new building across the Rhine in the city of Cologne, Germany, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
Jan 26, 2007 - 10:54 AM
LAAS developer Honeywell and FAA LAAS program officials remain tight lipped about how the contract, awarded in April on the understanding that the system’s
Jan 26, 2007 - 10:23 AM
The DOT in its advance NPRM asks the public to comment on the following questions:<br /><br />(1) How might customers and passengers benefit from the infor