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.

May 13, 2021, 1:02 PM

Israeli Conflict Prompts Flight Cancellations and Re-routings

EASA describes the Israeli-Hamas conflict as a “matter of high concern for commercial aviation.”

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Covid test costs
May 4, 2021 - 9:41 AM
An IATA study shows that cost of an air ticket could almost double due to Covid testing requirements.
May 3, 2021 - 2:37 PM
The European Commission has recommended easing border restrictions on non-essential travel for fully vaccinated individuals.
Airport fuel farm
May 3, 2021 - 12:14 PM
The standards council of the National Fire Protection Association has denied NATA’s suggested amendment for overfill protection systems.
May 3, 2021 - 11:57 AM
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.
Apr 29, 2021 - 10:00 AM
The U.S. State Department is providing exemptions to restrictions on entry from some regions for flights for training, aircraft delivery, or maintenance.
Apr 26, 2021 - 11:49 AM
The plan draws applause from IATA, but the group continues to caution against excluding unvaccinated travelers from crossing borders.
Apr 23, 2021 - 12:22 AM
Because vaccine requirements affect business aircraft crewmembers, there are a number of HR-related questions in this area.
Apr 22, 2021 - 6:25 PM
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.
Capitol dome (Photo: Heather Trautvetter)
Apr 22, 2021 - 10:23 AM
House and Senate companion bills would make permanent full immediate expensing, or bonus depreciation, for qualified equipment, including aircraft.
Capitol building (Photo: Heather Trautvetter)
Apr 21, 2021 - 11:45 AM
NATA questioned the ability of the FAA to conduct oversight of a "personal operator."