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.
Voluntary 18-month pilot program allows FAA employees to identify safety concerns without fear of retaliation.
Recommends that volcanic ash forecasts should be presented in the form of a zoning system that depicts areas of low, medium and high concentrations
NBAA president Ed Bolen outlined the latest proposal for a House bill to privatize ATC and fund it through user fees, which the association opposes.
Airport proponents and opponents are waging a letter-writing campaign as lawmakers push for restrictions or closure at SMO.
ARSA warns battle lines are forming over Shuster's reauthorization proposal.
While House bill drew veto threat and Democrat ire, Senate bill passed subcommittee largely with bipartisan support.
New AIA chief Dave Melcher joins chorus of appeals in favor of reauthorization the bank as Congress has less than a week to act.
GA groups praise Senate for swift confirmation of Neffenger.
The audit is intended to address concerns about the effectiveness of a new hiring process implemented last year.
“Twice the safety at half the cost” is the FAA’s goal.