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.
Capitol Hill last passed a long-term FAA reauthorization bill in 2012.
Indiana's Gary/Chicago International Airport can now handle direct international private aircraft flights through its dedicated customs facility.
HIWAS was conceived when there was a large demand for in-flight briefings from FSS specialists and wait times could be extremely long.
The issue came to light after ramp checks in Europe revealed different approaches in the U.S. and Europe on MEL/MMEL standards.
IBAC is the international organization that represents business aviation, and is in Brazil to maintain its support for the local industry
Recommendations intended to improve its reporting of low-level turbulence and the training of NWS forecasters.
On average, aircraft operators will pay the same rates in Fiscal Year 2019 as they did in FY2018.
Two deal with the operations of private and commercial air transportation in small and large aircraft, and the third covers maintenance for GA aircraft.
Contract covers C-20 (GIII) and C-37 (GV/G550) fleets operated by the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Coast Guard.
NASA’s F/A-18 testbed will be flown using a “quiet supersonic dive maneuver” to “aim quiet sonic thumps at a specific area.”