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.

November 13, 2019, 1:22 PM

Airbus BelugaXL Receives EASA Type Certification

The oversize airlifter will enter service in early 2020 transporting complete aircraft sections across the OEM’s European production network.

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Nov 13, 2019 - 10:08 AM
The FAA’s compliance and enforcement approach for drones could benefit from improved communication and data, according to a GAO report.
Nov 13, 2019 - 10:02 AM
An EASA proposed amendment adds provisions into small and large rotorcraft certification specifications to ensure that human factors are accounted for.
Muscat, Oman
Nov 13, 2019 - 1:00 AM
EU-level air transport agreements with Qatar and Tunisia are initialled but not applied owing to Gibraltar deadlock.
Nov 12, 2019 - 1:56 PM
Changing the approach to certification is one of the key themes that have emerged during the reviews surrounding the MAX, Dickson says.
Nov 11, 2019 - 1:45 PM
The European anti-trust regulator faults the airframers for failing to provide the requested information on time.
Nov 11, 2019 - 1:30 PM
The downgrade to FAA Category 2 precludes Malaysian carriers from launching new routes to the U.S.
Nov 11, 2019 - 12:39 PM
NATA is concerned that a bill effectively banning helicopters in large U.S. cities would open the door for other attempts to restrict airspace.
Nov 11, 2019 - 10:58 AM
FAA airports chief says more than 100 jurisdictions are not in compliance with airport revenue laws and "time is up."
Antonov An-124
Nov 11, 2019 - 4:00 AM
A conflict over the An-124 freighter between Ukraine and Russia puts Germany In the middle.
Nov 8, 2019 - 12:17 PM
A key FAA safety official outlines hard look at the way the agency works and pressures to balance workload.