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.

Regulations and Government

FAA's Part 380 Plans Receiving Mixed Reviews

NBAA questioned the rationale for a rulemaking while ALPA cheered
JSX
Avionics

Aussie ADS-B Rebate Scheme To Enter New Phase

Next round of funding will help cover cost of ADS-B In/Out equipment in Australia-registered aircraft
Regulations and Government

Japan's SkyDrive Begins FAA Type Certification for eVTOL Aircraft

The three-seat vehicle is expected to achieve Japanese type certification in 2026
SkyDrive begins FAA type certification for SD-05 eVTOL aircraft
Regulations and Government

FAA To Change Part 380 Ops, Exploring Special Category

The FAA is kicking off a rulemaking to tighten Part 380 operations, but forming a panel to study data
JSX Embraer ERJ (Photo JSX)
Regulations and Government

IBAC Hosts Forum for Industry Partner Program

Bombardier's Bruce Parry was elected chair of the group
Regulations and Government

AINsight: Aeromedical Standards and FAR 61.53, Part 3

Honesty is the best policy when reporting medical conditions to the FAA
medical implements
Regulations and Government

U.S. Congress Turning To Implementation of FAA Bill

"It was bipartisan from the beginning," Graves said of the 1,000-plus page measure
U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-Missouri)
Regulations and Government

FAA, EASA Look To Tighten Cooperation

The regulatory authorities pledged to further collaboration in a range of areas
Aerial view of U.S. Capital Building
Safety

FAA and EASA Promise Closer Regulatory Collaboration

The air safety agencies recognized they need to keep pace with rapid technological change
Regulations and Government

Saudi Officials Seize the Initiative with Early eVTOL Air Services

The government says it wants air taxis to carry religious pilgrims to holy sites
Saleh Al-Jasser, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Transport and Logistics Services and chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation, inspected EHang's EH216-S eVTOL aircraft
Regulations and Government

Private Jet Travel to Israel Has Gotten More Complicated

There are no longer airports in the U.S. approved for direct departures to Israel
Accidents

Amazon Legacy 600 Midair Collision Case Closed

The federal judge ruled that too much time had passed to sentence the American pilots
Joe Sharkey and damaged Legacy
Regulations and Government

Archer Aviation Receives Part 135 Operating Certificate

Its Archer Air subsidiary may begin on-demand commercial air taxi services
Archer Aviation's airline subsidiary, Archer Air, received a Part 135 air carrier and operator from the FAA in June 2024.
Rotorcraft

FAA, National Park Service Impose Cuts on Air Tour Business

Operators believe the air tour management plan process isn't being fairly applied
 Rushmore Helicopters and Black Hills Aerial Adventures
Avionics

Merlin Engineers Fly on Stratotanker for Autonomy Research

Human factors guide enhancements to the Merlin Pilot autonomous flight control system
Merlin engineers Josie Cater, Nick Lepore, and Carl Pankok pose for a photo in front of a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Regulations and Government

IBAC Guide, Webinar Strives To Clear Up ETS, CORSIA Confusion

Multiple ETS programs that continue to evolve is confusing and overwhelming operators
Bizjet flying
Avionics

EASA Clears ProLine Fusion Avionics for Citation CJs

European-registered aircraft can now be fitted with the Collins avionics suite
Collins ProLine Fusion integrated flight deck
Regulations and Government

EASA and FAA To Address eVTOL Certification at Safety Conference

Questions remain as to whether EASA will validate the FAA's performance-based approach
AAM newsmakers at EBACE
Regulations and Government

EBAA Joins Climbing Fast Initiative

EBAA and NBAA will jointly work on advancing sustainability development
EBACE Newsmakers panel
Charter & Fractional

Early Bizav AI Use Cases Could Free Up Human Bandwidth

MySky and Web Manuals are tapping artificial intelligence for their software platforms
MySky Quote platform
Regulations and Government

EBACE Keynote Addresses Political Climate and Climate Change

All eyes on sustainability, political criticism of bizjet sector
NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen speaks at EBACE 2024's keynote presentation.
Regulations and Government

European Business Aviation Insists It is a Key Part of the Climate Change Solution

EBAA Secretary General Holger Krahmer speaks to us
Business jet taking off at Geneva airport
Regulations and Government

European Business Aviation Navigates Political Minefield

EBAA's new leader Holger Krahmer calls for industry to be more vocal and transparent
Bizjet tails
Regulations and Government

UK Bizav Frustrated by Brexit Barriers as Election Approaches

Obstacles to flight crew licensing and approvals for maintenance providers pose big problems
Luxaviation UK aircraft at Biggin Hill
Regulations and Government

IBGAA Conference Moves to K-Club

Conference will also feature a static display at nearby Weston Airport
K-Club Straffan, Ireland
Regulations and Government

EBAA Cheers Polish Court Ruling on Pax Name Enforcement

Poland's Border Guard has been incorrectly imposing fines on airlines and private operators
Republic of Poland BBJ aircraft
Airports

Biggin Hill Creates Thriving Niche as London Bizav Hotspot

It is 30 years since entrepreneur Andrew Walters took control of the UK airport
London Biggin Hill Airport
Aircraft

Qatar Executive Touts Strong Interest for Gulfstream G700

New aircraft on display at EBACE 2024
Qatar G700
Regulations and Government

L.A. Hangar Keeper Replaces Long-time Head Amid Allegations

Curt Castagna also serves as president and CEO of NATA
Aerolease hangar complex at Van Nuys Airport
FBOs

UK Bizav Group Protests Big Increase in Border Fees

The government wants to charge FBOs 94% more for hourly border services
Signature Aviation Birmingham International Airport, UK