Regulations and Government » Regulations

News about bills, laws and regulations affecting aviation and aerospace.

August 3, 2010 - 6:37am

Runway incursion reports don’t have to be filed by helicopter operators, according to an NTSB clarification correcting amendments to Part 830 that became effective in March.

August 3, 2010 - 6:36am

Proposed changes to FAR Parts 25 and 33 address dangerous icing conditions caused by supercooled large drops, including a requirement that manufacturers not only show that airplanes can operate safely in those conditions but also with specific performance and handling qualities. Changes would add new icing certification standards for engines and engine installations and components such

August 2, 2010 - 10:01am

The Department of Transportation is planning to issue a notice of proposed

August 2, 2010 - 10:00am

The Department of Transportation is planning to issue a notice of proposed

August 2, 2010 - 9:06am

It seems every few days lately I get an offer to put my aircraft on someone’s Part 135 certificate and start generating revenues 1-2-3. Never mind that I don’t own an aircraft and never have; these e-mails seem to be targeting anyone and everyone on an aviation mailing list. One solicitation called it a Part 135 “business in a box,” another claimed it was an “easy” way to enjoy the tax benefits of Part 135.

July 7, 2010 - 4:52am

Aircraft owners in the U.S. are bristling after the Federal Communications Commission last month announced plans to impose a total ban on the “certification, manufacture, importation, sale or continued use of 121.5-MHz ELTs.” FAA regulations require U.S.-registered aircraft to carry fixed emergency locator transmitters, but the rule doesn’t specify whether they should operate on 121.5 or 406 MHz.

July 5, 2010 - 8:55am

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) responded to comprehensive financial reform legislation reached by Congress by saying, “We commend the congressional conference committee and specifically Chairmen Lincoln and Peterson for completing their work of the last two years by obtaining agreement to send President Obama a strong bill that will put a stop to Wall Street’s reckless and excessive speculation in oil markets.” ATA is the indus

June 29, 2010 - 1:03pm

The Air Charter Association of North America (Acana) has been working with the Department of Transportation to inform and educate the agency about the benefits and successful history of air charter brokers assisting government agencies with booking charter services.

June 28, 2010 - 10:01am

The FAA’s plan to allow pilots to continue flying while taking antidepressant medication has finally generated a decent amount of public comment. As of early last month, there was only one comment from an individual in the rules docket, along with 10 other pieces of information such as the rule change itself and supporting materials.

 
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