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.
The European Commission is seeking to introduce a sustainable aviation fuel blending mandate starting in 2025.
Along with new taxes, Europe’s “Fit for 55” green policies include an SAF blending mandate and the end of airlines’ free allowances in the bloc’s ETS.
IATA director general Willie Walsh and Flypop founder Nino Judge demanded fundamental changes in Covid travel policies to open international routes.
The Irkut MC-21 and SSJ100 would become the main beneficiaries of a $25 billion allocation from the Russian government.
Private aviation charter and aircraft ownership services company Wheels Up successfully closed its IPO and will use proceeds to expand.
In a ballot last week, the National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committee on Airport Facilities voted to approve revisions to NFPA 409.
The pilots of Dassault Falcon 50 F-GXMC—which was loaded with 1,500 pounds of cocaine—were acquitted on appeal by the French court of Aix-en-Provence.
LLCs are not iron-clad in protecting aircraft owners from all liabilities, but they often makes sense as part of an overall aircraft ownership structure.
The FAA is mandating replacement of certain main rotor hub strap pins on Bell 204, 205, and 212 helicopter models following fatal crash in Canada.
During IATA’s media day on Wednesday, association director general Willie Walsh said European airlines will take a cautious approach to adding capacity.