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.

Nov 6, 2006 - 12:24 PM
With the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) poised to raise the age limit for commercial pilots to 65 effective November 23, the FAA has conv
Nov 6, 2006 - 12:20 PM
Former Flight Options pilot Franklin Rodriguez last month was sentenced to 17.5 years in prison after pleading guilty last May to smuggling into the U.S.
Nov 6, 2006 - 7:42 AM
The comment period on a proposal to continue the reservation and slot program under the high-density rule at New York La Guardia Airport (LGA) has been ext
Nov 6, 2006 - 7:21 AM
On November 23 the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will adopt an amendment to increase the age limit for airline pilots to 65, provided an
Nov 3, 2006 - 10:19 AM
The $388 billion omnibus spending bill Congress passed late last year cut the FAA’s budget for Fiscal Year 2005 to $13.6 billion, $219 million less than in
Nov 3, 2006 - 8:59 AM
Most of more than 35 respondents supported the FAA’s notice of proposed rulemaking–as is or with a few changes–to permit pilots serving as second-in-comman
Nov 3, 2006 - 5:58 AM
Operators will see en route ATC charges for most of Europe reduced by an average of 7 percent starting this month.
Nov 3, 2006 - 4:49 AM
The NTSB is recommending that pilots of Cessna 208 Caravans approved for flight into known icing conditions be required to undergo annual training for grou
Nov 3, 2006 - 4:25 AM
On behalf of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), two separate task forces are tackling the vexed issue of regulating fractional ownership operat
Nov 3, 2006 - 4:09 AM
Recent input from NBAA and new ICAO documents help clarify international ELT requirements.