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 16, 2017 - 11:01 AM
The agency has cancelled change 6, which dealt with authorized release certificates for parts destined for EU-registered aircraft.
Latin America’s business aviation leaders opened this year’s edition of LABACE with calls for “resilience and recovery.” In a region where widely scattered population centers rely on aerial transportation, non-airline service is vital to staying connected.
Aug 15, 2017 - 2:10 PM
At the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony, ABAG presented a vision based on the potential of a vast country and continent beyond.
Aug 15, 2017 - 11:07 AM
The Democratic leaders believe the tax proposal associated with the ATC reform package will escalate the federal deficit by billions.
Aug 14, 2017 - 1:00 PM
The two countries seek to add a seventh cross-border air route and open Mongolian airspace to airlines flying between northwest and northeast China.
Aug 10, 2017 - 10:24 AM
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Indiana) said the true intent of H.R.2997 is “not privatization; this is a corporate takeover.”
Aug 9, 2017 - 9:08 AM
Continual monitoring enabled by ADS–B OUT provides increased height keeping performance data on an individual aircraft basis, the FAA said.
Aug 8, 2017 - 11:40 AM
Plaintiffs had argued that the federal Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 applies to all public-use U.S. airports.
Aug 8, 2017 - 11:20 AM
Last year, 37 people died in 30 crashes of GA airplanes, microlights and helicopters, compared with 64 deaths in 46 mishaps in 2015.
Aug 8, 2017 - 9:56 AM
The issue arose when FSDOs had differing interpretations of FAR 135.163(f), which outlines electrical power requirements for single-engine aircraft.
Aug 7, 2017 - 12:40 PM
While most TFRs affect airports, “This one is primarily an airspace problem because it shuts down many of the route options in and out of New York City."