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 FAA has developed a notice of proposed rulemaking that would establish subsonic landing and takeoff cycle standards for supersonic aircraft.
Congressional Democrats cite the airlines’ “moral responsibility” to pay back customers and repatriate U.S. citizens.
The latest FAA exemption, issued at the request of NATA, applies to Part 135 pilots engaged in international operations and facing expiration of medicals.
The CARES Act provides substantial assistance to carriers and others, but come with limitations and leave out many GA businesses, NATA said.
In another exemption, FAA is holding off on enforcement actions for pilots facing expiring medicals through June 30, but HAI warns to check with insurers.
The U.S. Treasury Department now faces the task of allocating coronavirus aid and assigning conditions.
The $2 trillion CARES act includes billions in grants and loans for aviation directly and then billions more for businesses in general.
Closure of factories and FBOs add to the sense that business aviation accepts it is facing more than short-term disruption from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Boeing CEO David Calhoun insisted that the company will pursue other financing options if the government requires an ownership stake.
The agency issued four temporary exemptions from certain training deadlines and protective breathing requirements for Parts 135 and 119.