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.

July 27, 2021, 12:37 PM

European Commission Approves Massive Aid Injection to Condor

EU antitrust regulators conclude that German state and restructuring aid to Condor comply with European state aid rules.

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World Energy SAF
Jul 15, 2021 - 10:29 AM
The European Commission is seeking to introduce a sustainable aviation fuel blending mandate starting in 2025.
Jul 14, 2021 - 2:50 PM
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.
Jul 14, 2021 - 1:32 PM
IATA director general Willie Walsh and Flypop founder Nino Judge demanded fundamental changes in Covid travel policies to open international routes.
Jul 14, 2021 - 11:48 AM
The Irkut MC-21 and SSJ100 would become the main beneficiaries of a $25 billion allocation from the Russian government.
Wheels Up
Jul 14, 2021 - 10:34 AM
Private aviation charter and aircraft ownership services company Wheels Up successfully closed its IPO and will use proceeds to expand.
Jul 12, 2021 - 5:15 PM
In a ballot last week, the National Fire Protection Association’s Technical Committee on Airport Facilities voted to approve revisions to NFPA 409.
Jul 9, 2021 - 12:36 PM
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.
Jul 9, 2021 - 7:49 AM
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.
Jul 8, 2021 - 11:35 AM
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.
Jul 7, 2021 - 10:39 AM
During IATA’s media day on Wednesday, association director general Willie Walsh said European airlines will take a cautious approach to adding capacity.