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 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
Jan 10, 2007 - 11:57 AM
The FAA on Tuesday issued a final rule amending Part 121 regulations governing drug and alcohol testing to clarify that “each person who performs a safety-
Jan 10, 2007 - 10:58 AM
More detailed reporting of top executive compensation, including such perks as personal use of corporate aircraft, is the aim of new proposals under consid
Jan 10, 2007 - 10:03 AM
With White House budget cuts restored by Congress, NASA is returning to its roots by restructuring its aeronautics research mission directorate to emphasiz
Jan 10, 2007 - 9:47 AM
Four reported incidents of in-flight loss of hydraulic fluid led to an emergency AD being issued Friday for the 139 in-service Premier Is.