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.
An IATA study shows that cost of an air ticket could almost double due to Covid testing requirements.
The European Commission has recommended easing border restrictions on non-essential travel for fully vaccinated individuals.
The standards council of the National Fire Protection Association has denied NATA’s suggested amendment for overfill protection systems.
NBAA has formed a new Advanced Air Mobility Roundtable as a forum to chart a course for the integration of AAM technologies into U.S. airspace.
The U.S. State Department is providing exemptions to restrictions on entry from some regions for flights for training, aircraft delivery, or maintenance.
The plan draws applause from IATA, but the group continues to caution against excluding unvaccinated travelers from crossing borders.
Because vaccine requirements affect business aircraft crewmembers, there are a number of HR-related questions in this area.
Business, personal, and other general aviation aircraft are set to be included in the Canadian government’s luxury tax that goes into effect next year.
House and Senate companion bills would make permanent full immediate expensing, or bonus depreciation, for qualified equipment, including aircraft.
NATA questioned the ability of the FAA to conduct oversight of a "personal operator."