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.

November 13, 2019, 1:22 PM

Airbus BelugaXL Receives EASA Type Certification

The oversize airlifter will enter service in early 2020 transporting complete aircraft sections across the OEM’s European production network.

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Nov 17, 2019 - 11:09 PM
Brazilian airframer expects to submit information requested by the European Commission for its antitrust investigation "in a couple of days."
Faisal Al Bannai
Nov 17, 2019 - 4:35 AM
New combined defense and security entity to be led by one of the UAE's leading technology entrepreneurs.
Nov 15, 2019 - 11:57 AM
The commissioner-designate for transport wavers on the introduction of an EU-wide kerosene tax, doubting its environemental benefits.
Nov 15, 2019 - 9:53 AM
EASA's proposed new CVR and FDR mandates call for an alternate power source and improved audio recordings.
Bahrain International Airshow
Nov 15, 2019 - 5:00 AM
Ongoing capital investment plan involves major upgrades to Sakhir Airbase host site
Nov 15, 2019 - 2:48 AM
ICAO secretary general Fang Liu spoke at the meeting of directors general of civil aviation for the Middle East in Kuwait City on November 7.
Nov 14, 2019 - 5:15 PM
With the revision for the National Fire Protection Assocation's standard on aircraft hangars coming up NATA is urging policymakers to dump the foam.
BelugaXLs on ramp
Nov 13, 2019 - 1:22 PM
The oversize airlifter will enter service in early 2020 transporting complete aircraft sections across the OEM’s European production network.
Nov 13, 2019 - 10:08 AM
The FAA’s compliance and enforcement approach for drones could benefit from improved communication and data, according to a GAO report.
Nov 13, 2019 - 10:02 AM
An EASA proposed amendment adds provisions into small and large rotorcraft certification specifications to ensure that human factors are accounted for.