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.

February 6, 2023, 5:04 AM

Chinese Balloon Downed in First Kill for the F-22 Fighter

The Chinese surveillance balloon had been tracked across Canada and the U.S. amid worldwide public interest.

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Feb 6, 2023 - 1:56 PM
While calling Turkey “a longstanding and valued NATO ally, the U.S. has urged the country to not become a “safe haven” for illicit Russian transactions.
Headshot of Sen. Tammy Duckworth
Feb 6, 2023 - 1:36 PM
Sen. Duckworth, a pilot and now chair of the Senate aviation subcommittee, has been active on aviation issues since first entering Congress in 2013.
Aerial view of Phenom 100 off edge of runway surrounded by emergency vehicles
Feb 6, 2023 - 12:23 PM
The French BEA said an Embraer Phenom 100 crew's decision to use normal, non-icing procedures lead to a crash on approach during icing conditions.
F-22A Raptor 1st Fighter Wing
Feb 6, 2023 - 5:04 AM
The Chinese surveillance balloon had been tracked across Canada and the U.S. amid worldwide public interest.
Feb 2, 2023 - 9:00 AM
A helicopter air ambulance pilot on his way to work was arrested for drunk driving after passing a sheriff's deputy's car.
Private aircraft at Teterboro Airport
Feb 1, 2023 - 4:11 PM
The FAA has approved a noise compatibility program for New York-area Teterboro Airport, with a few exceptions.
Feb 1, 2023 - 12:20 PM
Following nearly two years of trading barbs, Airbus and Qatar Airways have reached an “amicable” settlement on their dispute over A350 surface degradation.
U.S. Capital
Feb 1, 2023 - 8:57 AM
Lawmakers are optimistic that they will get an FAA reauthorization bill passed this year that will span five years and cover AAM, privacy, and workforce.
Aircraft closeup (Photo: Mark Wagner)
Jan 31, 2023 - 11:39 AM
NBAA praised the extended aircraft registration and temporary certificate authorizations, but warned operators to remain aware of a couple of "nuances."
U.S. Congress (Photo: Pixabay)
Jan 30, 2023 - 12:34 PM
Rep. Garret Graves (R-Louisiana) is moving from ranking member to chair of the House aviation subcommittee during an FAA reauthorization year.