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.
Canada’s Transportation Safety Board did not add any new aviation items to its 2020 Watchlist, but runway overruns and incursions, among others, remain.
Heathrow urges the swift introduction of Covid-19 passenger testing to replace the quarantine rule and reverse a fall in traffic.
The FAA is conducting more business virtually in Covid-19 era: 5,000 Zoom meetings a day.
FAA hopes to have a proposed rule mandating broader safety management systems (SMS) ready by 2022.
The FAA issued a "Finding of No Significant Impact" for new ATC procedures at 21 South Florida airports, clearing the way for implementation next year.
UK industry group ADS says Covid testing for airline passengers is the only way to rebuild consumer confidence and reverse decline in the aviation sector.
NBAA is concerned that the EPA's data requirements accompanying the proposed CO2 standard would provide access to proprietary manufacturer information.
International regulators participating in a FSF safety summit panel believe inconsistencies in global travel must be hashed out through collaboration.
The Council on Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART) expects to issue guidelines on testing for Covid in late October or early November.
Industry leaders complained about fragmentation in national government Covid regulations.