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.

July 27, 2021, 12:37 PM

European Commission Approves Massive Aid Injection to Condor

EU antitrust regulators conclude that German state and restructuring aid to Condor comply with European state aid rules.

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Aug 3, 2021 - 11:42 AM
The comprehensive infrastructure package sets aside $5 billion for air traffic control infrastructure and $20 billion for airports.
Aug 2, 2021 - 12:13 PM
Sen. James Inhofe took to the Senate floor to reiterate opposition to the Ligado order and highlight similar stances within the Biden administration.
Jul 30, 2021 - 11:41 AM
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.
Jul 27, 2021 - 12:37 PM
EU antitrust regulators conclude that German state and restructuring aid to Condor comply with European state aid rules.
Frankfurt Airport
Jul 26, 2021 - 11:46 AM
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.
Jul 23, 2021 - 11:08 AM
Sen. Inhofe and Rep. Graves introduced companion bills to clarify that warbird flight training is not commercial activity.
Safe Return Emergency Autoland for Cirrus Vision Jet
Jul 22, 2021 - 11:22 AM
Cirrus Aircraft’s Vision Jet Safe Return Emergency Autoland system, which is based on Garmin’s Autoland technology, has received approval from EASA.
Jul 19, 2021 - 11:43 AM
AOPA is taking issue with an FAA decision that defines "compensation" for flight-sharing expenses to flight instructors in certain aircraft.
Jul 19, 2021 - 11:30 AM
A DOT Inspector General report has found the FAA “lacks sufficient oversight controls for managing its National Airspace System parts inventory."
Transair
Jul 17, 2021 - 12:35 PM
The action by the FAA to ground Rhoades Aviation relates to an investigation into maintenance deficiencies, not the July 2 ditching accident.