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.
Bills would repeal the state’s decade-old tax exemption on the sale of aircraft, maintenance and parts.
Notice is based on findings from an FAA/industry working group, recent and upgraded bird-strike statistics, and NTSB recommendations made in 2009.
The BAOA’s major recommendations include rationalization of business aircraft import duty, which is 2.6% for charter operators but 19.6% for private users.
Industry are hoping the upcoming reauthorization bill may provide relief as hopes dim for near-term solution from the IRS.
A Joint Committee on Taxation report released July 13 provides encouragement that congress expects the current fractional tax treatment to continue.
The bill will contain dozens of provisions covering certification, regulatory consistency, unmanned aircraft systems and FAA training among other issues.
Task force report to EC contains six main recommendations
Congress provided relief as fractional operators were mired in lawsuits with IRS.
Butler Aircraft Services received unanimous agreement by the council to continue providing FBO services under a five-year contract.
ICAO denies suggestions by the European Cockpit Association that the process for formulating policy on airline deregulation has been mishandled.