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.
EU antitrust regulators conclude that German state and restructuring aid to Condor comply with European state aid rules.
IATA condemned the European Commission as "out of touch with reality" in its decision to set a 50 percent threshold for "use it or lose it" slot rules.
Sen. Inhofe and Rep. Graves introduced companion bills to clarify that warbird flight training is not commercial activity.
Cirrus Aircraft’s Vision Jet Safe Return Emergency Autoland system, which is based on Garmin’s Autoland technology, has received approval from EASA.
AOPA is taking issue with an FAA decision that defines "compensation" for flight-sharing expenses to flight instructors in certain aircraft.
A DOT Inspector General report has found the FAA “lacks sufficient oversight controls for managing its National Airspace System parts inventory."
The action by the FAA to ground Rhoades Aviation relates to an investigation into maintenance deficiencies, not the July 2 ditching accident.
PWC, Bell, and CAE could receive $685 million from Canada's support for electric aviation.
A new Transport Canada Advisory Circular removes previous airworthiness and special authorization requirements for installation and approval of ADS-B.
NBAA and AOPA have panned the FAA’s revised policy clarifying how flight training can be compensated in aircraft with special airworthiness certificates.