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.

February 23, 2021, 10:08 AM

Investigators Find Metal Fatigue in UAL 777’s Failed Engine

NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt said that a fan blade from the PW4000 that failed in-flight on February 20 showed so-called "beach" marks.

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Mar 1, 2021 - 12:25 PM
The House-passed American Rescue Plan includes $3 billion for manufacturing and MRO workers, $15 billion in more PSP, and $8 billion for airports
Mar 1, 2021 - 11:38 AM
Under reintroduced legislation, retired FAA controllers would not be financially penalized for working at contract towers.
Mar 1, 2021 - 11:37 AM
The FAA has cleared U.S. pilots and air traffic controllers to receive Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Covid-19 vaccine following emergency-use authorization.
Feb 26, 2021 - 4:17 PM
Political, budgetary and pendemic-related issues are straining international collaboration, but GAMA is hopeful that regulators are committed to it.
Feb 26, 2021 - 8:47 AM
The FAA and Boeing reach a settlement on penalties related to a 2015 case and two pending enforcement actions involving the company’s ODA unit.
Feb 25, 2021 - 8:21 AM
The FAA must develop a “risk-based approach” to ODA oversight, according to a DOT IG report on the agency’s response to 737 Max recommendations.
Feb 24, 2021 - 8:32 AM
The interim order by U.S. authorities to inspect all Pratt & Whitney PW4000-112s applies to some 125 Boeing 777s.
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Feb 23, 2021 - 10:08 AM
NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt said that a fan blade from the PW4000 that failed in-flight on February 20 showed so-called "beach" marks.
Feb 22, 2021 - 12:53 PM
An inflight engine failure suffered by a cargo 747-400 involved a smaller version of the PW4000 that failed over Colorado on February 20.
Feb 22, 2021 - 11:19 AM
The practice remains controversial and what's permitted is still unclear, though the FAA issued guidance on this subject a year ago, according to the GAO.