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.

Mar 15, 2007 - 7:46 AM
California has amended its aircraft sales and use tax law, essentially closing a loophole that allowed buyers of aircraft and other big-ticket items to esc
Mar 15, 2007 - 7:30 AM
Launched in 1999 by European Commission vice president Loyola de Palacio, the move to create a single European sky (SES) for air traffic management and con
Mar 13, 2007 - 12:28 PM
With a disclaimer that the move does not indicate endorsement, Democratic and Republican leaders of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructur
Mar 12, 2007 - 9:14 AM
In his State of the Union message to Congress, President Bush laid out the broad and ambitious objectives and goals the administration hopes to achieve dur
Mar 12, 2007 - 9:11 AM
The FAA has revised FAR Part 91.321 to clarify that private aircraft operators can transport candidates on campaign travel for state and local elective off
Mar 8, 2007 - 12:09 PM
• After the November elections, House Democrats vowed to pass the “Six for ’06” bills (minimum wages, stem cell research, energy and so on) in the first 10
Mar 8, 2007 - 12:05 PM
New taxi into position and hold (TIPH) guidance for pilots became effective February 5.
Mar 8, 2007 - 10:55 AM
After a decades-long battle, the FAA capitulated to the court of international opinion in late January, announcing that it will propose a new rule to permi
Mar 8, 2007 - 9:43 AM
It took the FAA more than three years to finalize its rules affecting the commercial air-tour industry and only 14 days after their publication for the NTS
Mar 8, 2007 - 4:17 AM
A European mandate calling for mode-S transponder upgrades in transport-category airplanes is causing confusion for some U.S.