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.

January 7, 2021, 5:31 PM

Boeing To Pay $2.5 billion in Penalties for 737 Max Misdeeds

U.S. Justice Department finds Boeing employees deceived the FAA about changes to the 737 Max’s flight control system.

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Jan 19, 2021 - 11:54 AM
The U.S. DOT Inspector General is now conducting an audit to assess the FAA’s procedures for evaluating the psychological health of commercial pilots.
Jan 19, 2021 - 9:24 AM
A proposal by Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for a digital vaccine certificate to allow free movement has gained IATA's endorsement.
Jan 18, 2021 - 1:17 PM
Canada’s civil aviation authority has concluded its review of the Boeing 737 Max.
Jan 18, 2021 - 11:48 AM
While guidance is still necessary covering locations where Covid testing is unavailable, the CDC is working to address questions about its testing order.
Jan 18, 2021 - 9:54 AM
Welcomed by industry, the FAA's new Dynamic Regulatory System is housing more than 2 million regulatory guidance documents in a single location.
Volocopter VoloCity
Jan 15, 2021 - 11:39 AM
The German company has applied for the FAA to concurrently validate its EASA type certification for the two-seat, all-electric VoloCity eVTOL aircraft.
Jan 15, 2021 - 9:53 AM
The maker of the C919 and ARJ21 could face divestment by U.S. partners due to a new Department of Defense ban.
Jan 13, 2021 - 1:41 PM
A European Commission official applauds “asymmetries" between UK and EASA design certificate approvals.
Jan 13, 2021 - 10:38 AM
NBAA is praising issuance of a pre-publication final rule by the U.S. IRS that clearly exempts managed business aircraft from federal excise taxes.
Jan 12, 2021 - 11:01 PM
The congressionally-mandated National Academies report says a multi-pronged effort is necessary to reduce reliance on leaded avgas.