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 17, 2007 - 4:23 AM
The latest Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on FAA efforts to modernize the ATC system restates that the agency continues to miss cost, schedu
Jan 17, 2007 - 4:13 AM
Business aviation interests have been victorious in their battles over the years to prevent the creation of general aviation user fees to replace the curre
Jan 16, 2007 - 10:29 AM
In its determination of the probable cause of the PenAir Caravan crash, the Safety Board also said that a factor contributing to the accident “was the lack
Jan 16, 2007 - 9:53 AM
Under an FAA proposal, certain ILS approaches, localizer-type directional aids (LDA), microwave landing systems (MLS) and nondirectional beacons (NDB) at s
Jan 16, 2007 - 9:45 AM
In May last year, the FAA said it would delay until January 1 this year a decision to limit “priority service” for aircraft registration in connection with
Jan 16, 2007 - 8:58 AM
The regulatory role of the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) might expand into instrument and type ratings, as well as maintenance checks, foll
Jan 16, 2007 - 8:56 AM
Failure of the left engine was a factor in the November 8 crash of an Embraer EMB-110P1 shortly after takeoff from Manchester Airport in New Hampshire, acc
Jan 16, 2007 - 8:12 AM
Before leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday, Congress approved fiscal year 2006 funding for the FAA totaling approximately $13.8 billion, which is $276 mil
Jan 16, 2007 - 5:37 AM
Spill prevention, control and containment (SPCC) rules for fuel trucks and fuel farms will be significantly eased under two proposals published yesterday b
Jan 12, 2007 - 6:01 AM
The House of Representatives passed a bill last week that imposes a $250,000 fine and up to a possible five-year prison term for people who point lasers at