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.

September 22, 2022, 1:10 PM

UK Investigating Challenger Uncommanded Flap Deployment

An uncommanded flap deployment above the maximum flaps-extended speed on a Challenger 604 has resulted in several recommendations by the UK AAIB.

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A Republic Airways Embraer E170 prepares to take off from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport in 2018.
Sep 19, 2022 - 3:32 PM
Republic Airways’ proposal to reduce its first officer flight time requirements from 1,500 to 750 hours meets with stiff resistance from the FAA.
David Pekose (Photo: Transportation Security Administration)
Sep 19, 2022 - 12:43 PM
Peter Pekoske, who was reconfirmed as TSA administrator, was praised for his collaboration with industry during his first stint at the role.
float-equipped de Havilland Canada Turbine Otter, N725TH landing on water
Sep 19, 2022 - 12:20 PM
Witnesses who observed the De Havilland DHC-3 Turbine Otter plunge into Mutiny Bay, Washington, on September 4 said it was in a near-vertical descent.
Saudia has not kept pace with the growth achieved by Gulf airline rivals Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways.
Sep 19, 2022 - 9:00 AM
The perception is that that existing flag carrier Saudia has been unsuccessful in matching the quality of service of the ‘Big Three’ Middle East airlines.
Capitol Hill (Photo: Adobe Stock)
Sep 15, 2022 - 12:50 PM
NBAA praised approval of bills calling for a national strategy for pandemic preparedness for aviation as well as for support of use and training for UAS.
float-equipped de Havilland Canada Turbine Otter, N725TH landing on water
Sep 15, 2022 - 12:04 PM
The NTSB is collecting the wreckage of the float-equipped de Havilland Canada Turbine Otter that crashed into Puget Sound, Washington, on September 4.
view along edge of business aircraft facing another jet at airport
Sep 15, 2022 - 11:59 AM
The Canadian Business Aviation Association once again blasted the Canadian government's 10 percent luxury tax on aircraft that took effect September 1.
Technician inspecting Pratt & Whitney Canada PW812GA engine
Sep 14, 2022 - 10:16 AM
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) received Transport Canada Civil Aviation approval for its PW812GA engine that will power the Gulfstream G400.
Statue of Liberty (Photo: National Park Service)
Sep 13, 2022 - 12:07 PM
NBAA has appealed to members to seek a New York governor's veto of a bill that would enable lawsuits to be levied against noisy helicopter operations.
Gulfstream G500 and G600
Sep 13, 2022 - 11:52 AM
Gulfstream received FAA approval yesterday and EASA today for a flight control software update that eliminates crosswind landing limits on the G500/600.