Government

October 1, 2011 - 8:15pm

The House Homeland Security Committee was expected to take action last month on the “Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act of 2011,” which will establish an industry committee within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to advise the assistant secretary of Homeland Security on aviation security matters.

September 30, 2011 - 8:10pm

The European Commission is refusing to back down over the implementation of its controversial emissions trading scheme (ETS), even in the face of possible new legislation that would make it illegal for U.S. aircraft operators to comply with its requirements.

August 31, 2011 - 8:45am

It took the furloughing of 4,000 “nonessential” FAA employees and the idling of 70,000 airport construction workers for the Senate to finally vote on the 21st extension of FAA programs and funding early last month.

August 30, 2011 - 8:40am

A group of Democratic senators sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner last month asking him to appoint conferees to FAA reauthorization talks before the current temporary extension expires on September 16.

August 29, 2011 - 7:30am
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood indicated that a new two-year ban on

U.S. air carriers will be prohibited from employing former FAA safety inspectors for a two-year period by terms of a final rule that takes effect October 21. The new FAA rule is a byproduct of an incident in which inspectors overseeing Southwest Airlines were found to be too friendly with the airline.

August 25, 2011 - 9:25am

General Aviation Manufacturers Association president Pete Bunce decried President Obama’s “negative rhetoric” about the GA industry during a rally last month in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

August 24, 2011 - 10:50am

CRS Jet Spares is expanding its customer property overhaul program to include services such as additional technical resources and new capabilities from members of the CRS preferred vendors network. Vendors qualify for inclusion after having been approved through the AS9120/ISO9001 quality management process. “The CPO program is particularly important for the small flight department.

August 15, 2011 - 5:25am
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman...

Defense spending cuts of some $350 billion over the next decade contained in the new debt-limit legislation passed by the U.S. Congress correspond with the numbers expected from an earlier goal advanced by President Obama. But the Pentagon leadership described the potential of $600 billion more in automatic spending cuts as disastrous.

August 11, 2011 - 11:05am

A group of Democratic senators sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday asking him to appoint conferees to FAA reauthorization talks before the current temporary extension expires on September 16.

August 8, 2011 - 9:30am
House Transportation Committee chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) (Photo: Paul Lowe)...

U.S. congressional leaders agreed August 4 to a temporary funding extension of the FAA, ending a two-week standoff that forced the agency to furlough 4,000 employees and stop work on 219 airport construction projects employing some 70,000 workers.

 
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