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.
There has been a documented case of a copilot’s seat sliding aft in a Falcon on rotation due to fatigued springs.
Nine associations appeal to the FAA to adopt final rule by year-end, saying it will assure a brighter future for GA.
The association is urging the agency to spell out explicitly what is required for compliance with an AD.
Part-ML proposes alleviations for aircraft maintenance programs and airworthiness reviews.
The Senate included a ban in a $16.4 billion fiscal 2017 FAA funding bill.
All nine persons aboard died when the jet crashed into an apartment building two miles from Ohio's Akron Fulton International Airport.
The bill has wide support from general aviation groups for its many provisions, but also for the Senate's decision to leave out ATC privatization.
To get the approval, the twinjet had to demonstrate strict performance requirements to operate on the airport’s short runway.
FAA says more restricted airspace is necessary to support NASA testing and Navy training requirements, including weapons firing.
New regs will cover “non-commercial operations with complex aircraft” and third-country operators.