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 FAA must develop a “risk-based approach” to ODA oversight, according to a DOT IG report on the agency’s response to 737 Max recommendations.
The interim order by U.S. authorities to inspect all Pratt & Whitney PW4000-112s applies to some 125 Boeing 777s.
NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt said that a fan blade from the PW4000 that failed in-flight on February 20 showed so-called "beach" marks.
An inflight engine failure suffered by a cargo 747-400 involved a smaller version of the PW4000 that failed over Colorado on February 20.
The practice remains controversial and what's permitted is still unclear, though the FAA issued guidance on this subject a year ago, according to the GAO.
Following the grounding of all 32 of the suspect 777s in operation in Japan, the FAA ordered immediate or “stepped up” inspection of 24 airplanes at UAL.
Airlines for America members agree to ask inbound international passengers to provide five data points.
Albuquerque, New Mexico-based One Aviation will now be liquidated after several failed reorganization attempts.
Baldwin Safety and Compliance is now offering its Internal Evaluation Program to clients at no cost.
Embraer welcomed a Brazilian decision to turn its attention away from a WTO process in favor of a broader effort to address aircraft subsidies.