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.

China Eastern, one of three state-owned airlines  that have dominated China’s skies, now stands to  have competition from new airlines, some of which  are funded with private capital.
Jul 14, 2014 - 6:20 AM
China has eased restrictions to new entrants in order to maintain rapid growth in the airline market.
A Voyager tanker refuels a Typhoon and a Tornado. The entry into RAF service of this version of the Airbus A330MRTT was delayed while the MAA sought additional assurance to that provided by the aircraft’s existing civil certifications.
Jul 13, 2014 - 2:00 PM
The UK’s new Military Aviation Authority has created delays in programs as it beds in.
Jul 6, 2014 - 3:15 AM
Upcoming regulations
Jul 4, 2014 - 3:10 AM
Swedish firm brings manuals to the web and streamlines the updating and sharing process.
Jul 4, 2014 - 2:10 AM
As of last October, 1,029 new air operator, flight school and repair station applicants awaited certificates from FSDOs across all eight FAA regions.
Jul 1, 2014 - 1:30 PM
Pilots would enjoy more protections from the FAA under a new Pilot’s Bill of Rights
Jun 24, 2014 - 2:50 PM
The National Air Transportation Association believes a new NPRM on the issue of federal excise taxes on aircraft management services is imminent.
Jun 24, 2014 - 2:35 PM
Adhering to EASA Third Country Operator program application deadlines can help operators avoid a disruption of service to Europe.
Jun 24, 2014 - 2:15 PM
Agency seeks more time to ponder whether to make the New York North Shore Helicopter Route permanent.