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.

March 27, 2020, 4:44 PM

CARES Act Passage Applauded, But Details Carry Pitfalls

The U.S. Treasury Department now faces the task of allocating coronavirus aid and assigning conditions.

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Apr 9, 2020 - 12:17 PM
A rumor about an imminent U.S. airspace shutdown promulgated by an aviation blogger earlier this week has been debunked by NBAA.
Apr 7, 2020 - 9:42 AM
NBAA members who take advantage of the NBAA Small Aircraft Exemption must file a "Notice of Joinder."
Apr 6, 2020 - 4:46 PM
With aviation in the UK all but grounded, the government is addressing emergency loan applications on a case-by-case basis.
Apr 6, 2020 - 11:50 AM
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic's effect on business aviation, the CBAA is urging help from Canada's government.
Apr 6, 2020 - 11:29 AM
The FAA proposed a $1.5 million civil penalty agains B E L Aviation for conducting 114 illegal charter flights in a Piaggio Avanti.
Apr 2, 2020 - 3:35 PM
The FAA has received an array of requests for leniency during the Covid-19 crisis and says it is working to get through them.
Pete Bunce, Athar Husain Khan
Apr 2, 2020 - 11:40 AM
EBAA, GAMA and national business aviation groups called on Europe's governments to allow financial relief and regulatory flexibility for business aviation.
Apr 1, 2020 - 5:07 PM
NATA and NBAA wrote Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin for guidance that would more clearly apply to general aviation operations seeking CARES Act aid,
Aerion AS2
Apr 1, 2020 - 10:11 AM
The FAA has developed a notice of proposed rulemaking that would establish subsonic landing and takeoff cycle standards for supersonic aircraft.
Mar 31, 2020 - 4:35 PM
Congressional Democrats cite the airlines’ “moral responsibility” to pay back customers and repatriate U.S. citizens.