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 26, 2006 - 10:42 AM
With some air traffic controllers already earning more than $200,000 annually, FAA Administrator Marion Blakey is digging in her heels during the agency’s
Sep 26, 2006 - 10:39 AM
Transportation Department Inspector General Kenneth Mead last month called for renewed emphasis to reduce the general aviation accident rate, noting that t
Sep 26, 2006 - 10:36 AM
Congress may have approved FAA funding for Fiscal Year 2006 before it adjourned for the Thanksgiving holiday, but the drumbeat for user fees in future year
Sep 26, 2006 - 8:19 AM
Before leaving for Congress’s December break the Senate approved a $39.7 billion, five-year deficit reduction bill by a vote of 51 to 50.
Sep 26, 2006 - 8:16 AM
The enactment of the FY2006 Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill will restore planned cuts in the FAA’s aircraft cer
Sep 26, 2006 - 8:14 AM
In a state-of-the-industry press release last month, the Air Transport Association (ATA) again called for a change in the way the FAA does business.
Sep 26, 2006 - 8:12 AM
NASA is restructuring its aeronautics research programs, including fundamental aeronautics, airspace systems, aviation safety and aeronautics testing.
Sep 26, 2006 - 7:36 AM
At this point, to review MCL submissions, the TSA is using the CBP Advance Passenger Information Systems (APIS) which commercial carriers use to submit pas
Sep 26, 2006 - 6:50 AM
New Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules addressing fuel spill prevention in the form of proposed amendments to the EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control
Sep 26, 2006 - 5:33 AM
After several years of discussion and consultation, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will soon present new operating standards to helic