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.

Aug 15, 2018 - 12:03 PM
Capitol Hill last passed a long-term FAA reauthorization bill in 2012.
GYY Customs opening ceremony
Aug 15, 2018 - 11:35 AM
Indiana's Gary/Chicago International Airport can now handle direct international private aircraft flights through its dedicated customs facility.
Aug 14, 2018 - 12:12 PM
HIWAS was conceived when there was a large demand for in-flight briefings from FSS specialists and wait times could be extremely long.
Aug 14, 2018 - 10:51 AM
The issue came to light after ramp checks in Europe revealed different approaches in the U.S. and Europe on MEL/MMEL standards.
Aug 13, 2018 - 11:34 AM
IBAC is the international organization that represents business aviation, and is in Brazil to maintain its support for the local industry
Aug 13, 2018 - 11:10 AM
Recommendations intended to improve its reporting of low-level turbulence and the training of NWS forecasters.
Aug 13, 2018 - 11:02 AM
On average, aircraft operators will pay the same rates in Fiscal Year 2019 as they did in FY2018.
Aug 13, 2018 - 10:50 AM
Two deal with the operations of private and commercial air transportation in small and large aircraft, and the third covers maintenance for GA aircraft.
Aug 9, 2018 - 10:42 PM
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 F/A-18
Aug 7, 2018 - 11:19 AM
NASA’s F/A-18 testbed will be flown using a “quiet supersonic dive maneuver” to “aim quiet sonic thumps at a specific area.”