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.

Oct 17, 2006 - 9:34 AM
The FAA’s top-level Joint Resources Council (JRC) has called for the estimated cost of a nationwide, GPS-based, automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast
Oct 17, 2006 - 7:55 AM
As the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) mounted a “national pilot alert” against the proposed permanent air defense identification zone (ADIZ)
Oct 17, 2006 - 5:45 AM
How accurate are the NTSB’s published general aviation accident rate statistics and related data? Not accurate enough, according to the Safety Board.
Oct 16, 2006 - 1:25 PM
• House Minority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) has been the subject of months of scrutiny for alleged improprieties in accepting travel paid for by lobbyists,
Oct 16, 2006 - 1:01 PM
<b>Get ready for a passport shakeup as the rules change.</b> There are countries you can travel to and from without showing a passport, but their number ha
Oct 16, 2006 - 6:53 AM
President Bush has nominated Edmund “Kip” Hawley to be Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security in charge of the Transportation Security Administration (TS
Oct 12, 2006 - 9:57 AM
Proving that insolvency isn’t always the end of the road for an aircraft manufacturer, Lancaster, Pa.-headquartered Extra Aircraft received European Aviati
Oct 12, 2006 - 9:43 AM
As the presidential election heated up last month, the blood pressures of many general aviation pilots rose faster than the campaign rhetoric as they attem
Oct 12, 2006 - 9:19 AM
Pennsylvania will provide more than $4 million in state-aid grants to pay for improvements at six airports heavily used by general aviation: $1.5 million f
Oct 12, 2006 - 8:55 AM
The California legislature didn’t transfer $745,000 left over from last year’s aeronautical budget into the general fund, as Gov.