Governments & aviation
Airlines urge U.N. deal to avert carbon trade war
Monday, 13 February 2012 17:29

Carbon trade warGlobal airlines called on Sunday for a U.N.-brokered deal to prevent a row over aviation emissions between China and the European Union spilling into a damaging trade war.

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House introduces Pilot’s Bill of Rights
Sunday, 29 January 2012 13:00

Pilot's-Bill-of-RightFollowing Sen. James Inhofe’s (R.-Okla.) introduction of a Pilot’s Bill of Rights last summer, House representatives have now proposed similar legislation aimed at strengthening safeguards for general aviation pilots.

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FAA begins to restore bizjet privacy
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:00

FAA-to-restore-bizjet-privacyFAA has begun accepting and implementing direct requests from aircraft owners seeking to block their registration information from near-real-time flight-tracking programs, the agency says.

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FAA battles pilot fatigue with new rules
Saturday, 24 December 2011 14:00

FAA-new-rulesNearly three years after the crash of a Colgan Air regional airliner thrust the issue of pilot fatigue into the public consciousness, the FAA has released new regulations intended to combat the problem.

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FAA to charge $150 per pilot for iPad app data
Friday, 16 December 2011 17:02

iPad app dataThe FAA’s AeroNav division held a meeting in Washington, D.C., this week to which it invited around 70 prominent players in the app developer community.

Specifically excluded from the event were the public and the press — Flying and at least one other aviation news outlet requested to attend and were turned down.

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Appropriations bill assures FAA funding, restores BARR
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 18:01

BARR programAfter months of uncertainty in Washington regarding the future of several aviation-related programs, President Obama has signed an appropriations bill for 2012 that provides funding for the FAA and reinstates the Block Aircraft Registry Request (BARR) program, ensuring the privacy of aircraft owners and operators.

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BA and Virgin face fine by Nigeria's aviation authority
Friday, 18 November 2011 17:02

Landing slots at HeathrowNigeria's civil aviation authority has fined British Airways and Virgin Atlantic in a row over ticket prices.

Nigeria's authorities have argued that BA and Virgin Atlantic charged more for routes to Nigeria than to neighbouring Ghana, and that they colluded over fares.

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India, 25 others oppose EU airline carbon charge plan
Monday, 03 October 2011 13:46

Air China planes are seen on the tarmac of the Beijing Capital International Airport July 11, 2011.European Union plans to charge airlines for carbon emissions are "discriminatory" and violate global laws, a group of 26 countries including the United States and China said in a joint declaration released by the Indian government on Friday.

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EAA, AOPA team to push for driver’s license medical
Friday, 30 September 2011 11:22

AOPA eventThe Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) plan to ask for an exemption to allow pilots who fly recreationally to use the driver’s license medical standard currently available only to sport pilots.

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Associations gird to resist aviation user fees
Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:54

Associations gird to resist aviation user fees The nation’s leading general aviation associations registered joint opposition to job-killing aviation user fees—and a potential new tax-collection bureaucracy—in President Barack Obama's plan for stemming the twin crises of the federal deficit and stubborn unemployment.

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