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 27, 2019, 10:15 AM

FAA To Take Full Control of Max Airworthiness Certification

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has decided to retain full authority to issue airworthiness certification to each 737 Max.

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Nov 15, 2019 - 2:48 AM
ICAO secretary general Fang Liu spoke at the meeting of directors general of civil aviation for the Middle East in Kuwait City on November 7.
Nov 14, 2019 - 5:15 PM
With the revision for the National Fire Protection Assocation's standard on aircraft hangars coming up NATA is urging policymakers to dump the foam.
BelugaXLs on ramp
Nov 13, 2019 - 1:22 PM
The oversize airlifter will enter service in early 2020 transporting complete aircraft sections across the OEM’s European production network.
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.