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 6, 2023, 5:04 AM

Chinese Balloon Downed in First Kill for the F-22 Fighter

The Chinese surveillance balloon had been tracked across Canada and the U.S. amid worldwide public interest.

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Jan 30, 2023 - 11:08 AM
A revised FAA document offers expand guidance on what aircraft approach categories pilots should use for instrument procedures.
Graphic of North Atlantic Track with airplane flight tracks depicted on map
Jan 27, 2023 - 11:27 AM
ICAO has revised its North Atlantic operations and airspace manual, and flight planner OpsGroup is helping pilots make sense of the changes via a summary.
Airvan passenger
Jan 26, 2023 - 11:45 AM
The FAA has extended the deadline for comment on its NPRM for mandatory safety management systems to April.
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Jan 26, 2023 - 10:02 AM
The U.S. House approved a measure to create a task force to probe necessary improvements in the notices to air missions (notam) system.
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Jan 25, 2023 - 4:35 PM
The report, which suggests alertness management programs, was submitted to the agency 18 months ago.
Jan 25, 2023 - 3:22 PM
The installation of modern navigation aids ends a 30-year interruption of full air traffic control operations over Somalia and the surrounding region.
Jan 24, 2023 - 12:05 PM
Ethiopian authorities say an electrical problem caused the Max 8’s left AOA sensor to fail, an assertion disputed by the NTSB.
Supernal cabin concept on display at NBAA2022
Jan 23, 2023 - 12:30 PM
The Canadian Business Aviation Association's participation in an industry-government advanced air mobility task group will help shape priorities for AAM.
Jan 23, 2023 - 7:45 AM
2023 is already seeing airlines in the Association of Southeast Asia Nations restore service, expand fleets, and enhance air connectivity in the region.
Travelers await clearance by passport control at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Jan 20, 2023 - 1:10 PM
The EU has postponed the implementation of the Entry Exit System—the smart border system for non-EU nationals entering the bloc—beyond May.