Government

July 26, 2011 - 5:58am

When three Republican members of the House of Representatives introduced a 21st extension of FAA programs and funding containing a policy provision that cuts Essential Air Service (EAS) passenger subsidies to 13 airports, it set off a firestorm in Congress and inside the Beltway. Probably passengers who use the affected airports were not too happy either.

July 18, 2011 - 7:40am
The European Court of Justice has begun hearing a lawsuit launched by the U.S...

Lawyers acting for European Union states have begun their defense of the application of its emissions trading scheme (ETS) to non-European airlines in response to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Air Transport Association (ATA).

June 25, 2011 - 3:40am

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has formally responded to the FAA’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would create a requirement for all commercially served airports as well as some serving large on-demand charter aircraft to develop and implement a safety management system (SMS).

May 31, 2011 - 8:25am

NBAA strongly denounced a decision, announced by FAA officials late Friday, to push ahead with the proposed changes to the Block Aircraft Registration Request (Barr) program. “We are outraged at the government’s move,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.

May 16, 2011 - 7:33am
DOT Secretary Ray LaHood (Photo: Paul Lowe)...

The Regional Airline Association has scheduled Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the exhibit hall Tuesday afternoon at the Nashville Convention Center, site of this year’s annual RAA convention.

April 1, 2011 - 5:15am

The FAA withdrew an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM), released in July 2009, that solicited public comment on potential rules requiring a safety management system (SMS) for Part 21, 119, 121, 125, 135, 141, 142, and 145 certificate holders, product manufacturers, applicants and employers. This comment period closed on Oct. 21, 2009.

March 31, 2011 - 6:40am

China had a substantial presence at Heli-Expo 2011 in the form of French event organizer BCI Aerospace, which is the lead in putting together the China Helicopter Exposition, to be held September 15 to 18 in Tianjin.

March 26, 2011 - 9:30am

A trio of California congressmen have drafted legislation they hope will allow Bob Hope Burbank Airport and Van Nuys Airport to adopt operations curfews. The Valley-Wide Noise Relief Act seeks to exempt the two airports from the 1990 Airport Noise and Capacity Act (ANCA), which has prevented them from adopting comprehensive nighttime bans.

March 16, 2011 - 11:00am

In the continuing saga of the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) versus the FAA’s drug testing policy, the FAA employed an unanticipated evasive maneuver.

March 9, 2011 - 10:08am

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has sided with the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (Arsa) against the FAA as reported last week.

 
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