Regulations and Government

News about bills, laws, regulations and other governmental decisions affecting aviation and aerospace. Topics include FAA reauthorizations, taxes on fuel and aviation activities, environmental legislation, ICAO decisions, governmental mediation of labor conflicts and World Trade Organization disputes and decisions.

Aug 19, 2014 - 3:20 PM
The FAA’s interpretation is that flight-sharing websites are holding out transportation services, something that private operators cannot do.
Aug 19, 2014 - 3:15 PM
Senate and House send letters to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta asking him to keep contract towers.
Aug 14, 2014 - 3:20 PM
FAA acknowledges “that the evolution of Parts 27 and 29 has not kept pace with technology and the capability of rotorcraft produced currently.”
Aug 14, 2014 - 3:05 PM
Proposal includes making changes to procedures to allow investigative party participants to share information.
Aug 14, 2014 - 3:00 PM
One operator has been waiting five months for an LOA after a Falcon changed ownership in April.
Aug 7, 2014 - 2:35 PM
Commenters indicated a substantial interest in revising and restructuring the certification standards, prompting the FAA review.
Aug 6, 2014 - 5:15 AM
The Isle of Man continues to set the pace as an offshore registry for business aircraft, with a fluid array of advantages.
Aug 5, 2014 - 5:25 AM
Rules taking effect this year and beyond.
Aug 4, 2014 - 5:10 AM
Six years after the FAA revoked its operating certificate, charter provider Air Trek has bounced back.
Aug 3, 2014 - 1:20 AM
At the NATA Air Charter Summit, FAA regulators answered questions and gave a look ahead at some upcoming changes