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.
Mandates coming in the next six to 12 months.
Safety campaign website will feature monthly weather topics such as turbulence, thunderstorms, icing, crosswinds and pilot resources.
The FAA said the rule was prompted by the Russian Federation’s issuance of a notam on March 28 “purporting to establish unilaterally a new FIR.”
At issue was a German protectionist regulation forcing foreign operators of inbound flights from non-EU country departure points to apply for permission.
Subjects to be covered include application of federal excise tax to managed aircraft flying under Part 91 and business aircraft leasing structures.
The FAA said the original deadline did not give stakeholders and the agency “sufficient time to prepare” and was “contrary to the public interest.”
The Northern Plains Unmanned Systems Authority will conduct initial flights over North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center.
The EC agreed last Monday to extend the “stop the clock” provision affecting non-European operators until fall 2016.
$149 million was allocated for the contract tower program in Fiscal Year 2014.
Installation of this radio network clears the way for air traffic controllers to begin using ADS-B to separate equipped aircraft.