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.
Republic Airways’ proposal to reduce its first officer flight time requirements from 1,500 to 750 hours meets with stiff resistance from the FAA.
Peter Pekoske, who was reconfirmed as TSA administrator, was praised for his collaboration with industry during his first stint at the role.
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.
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.
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.
The NTSB is collecting the wreckage of the float-equipped de Havilland Canada Turbine Otter that crashed into Puget Sound, Washington, on September 4.
The Canadian Business Aviation Association once again blasted the Canadian government's 10 percent luxury tax on aircraft that took effect September 1.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) received Transport Canada Civil Aviation approval for its PW812GA engine that will power the Gulfstream G400.
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 received FAA approval yesterday and EASA today for a flight control software update that eliminates crosswind landing limits on the G500/600.