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 18, 2020, 9:09 AM

FAA Lifts Grounding Order for Boeing 737 Max

A new order signed by FAA Administrator Steve Dickson paves the way for the Max’s return to service by year-end.

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Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Nov 27, 2020 - 12:07 AM
The Worldwide Slot Board says air transport cannot recover from the Covid-19 pandemic without changes to 'use-them-or-loose-them' slot allocation rules.
Nov 26, 2020 - 4:49 AM
Brazil's ANAC aviation authority is adopting FAA's airworthiness directive to allow the Boeing 737 Max airline to resume operations.
Nov 25, 2020 - 9:55 AM
The agreements expand authorizations regarding pilot certification and flight simulation devices.
Nov 24, 2020 - 1:12 PM
Former IAG boss Willie Walsh will succeed IATA DG Alexandre de Juniac to steer the industry through the Covid crisis with renewed focus on the environment.
Nov 23, 2020 - 12:35 PM
IATA says governments must urgently lift quarantine restrictions based on a harmonized approach to Covid testing because airlines can't wait for vaccines.
Nov 23, 2020 - 12:08 PM
Bluetail's new scanning centers are secure and follow aviation regulations.
Nov 23, 2020 - 8:26 AM
Fourteen aviation groups sent a joint letter to key House and Senate leaders concerned that an FCC decision puts aeronautical operations at risk.
Nov 20, 2020 - 7:38 AM
Repsondents to AOPA's and NBAA's survey on the Pilot Records Database proposal revealed concerns over the burdens of compliance.
Nov 19, 2020 - 12:13 PM
A Global 6000 experienced a runway excursion following a nosewheel steering failure and “inadvertent application of right braking” while landing.
Nov 19, 2020 - 9:01 AM
AIA and IAM leaders say say bills to protect aerospace worker jobs would help stabilize the industry and "it's time for Congress to act."