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.
The comprehensive infrastructure package sets aside $5 billion for air traffic control infrastructure and $20 billion for airports.
Sen. James Inhofe took to the Senate floor to reiterate opposition to the Ligado order and highlight similar stances within the Biden administration.
FAA's chief says the agency is working on a new rule to clarify instruction requirements in certain category aircraft, but the industry isn't satisfied.
EU antitrust regulators conclude that German state and restructuring aid to Condor comply with European state aid rules.
IATA condemned the European Commission as "out of touch with reality" in its decision to set a 50 percent threshold for "use it or lose it" slot rules.
Sen. Inhofe and Rep. Graves introduced companion bills to clarify that warbird flight training is not commercial activity.
Cirrus Aircraft’s Vision Jet Safe Return Emergency Autoland system, which is based on Garmin’s Autoland technology, has received approval from EASA.
AOPA is taking issue with an FAA decision that defines "compensation" for flight-sharing expenses to flight instructors in certain aircraft.
A DOT Inspector General report has found the FAA “lacks sufficient oversight controls for managing its National Airspace System parts inventory."
The action by the FAA to ground Rhoades Aviation relates to an investigation into maintenance deficiencies, not the July 2 ditching accident.