Unrest Persists over Rest Rules

 - September 15, 2006, 5:37 AM

The FAA recently received several requests for interpretation of FAR 135.263(d) and 135.267(b), (d) and (e). Before issuing its interpretation, the agency wants public comments on the requestors’ questions, namely whether late-arriving passengers can be considered an “unforeseen circumstance or circumstance beyond the certificate holder’s or crewmember’s control” and whether the rest period under FAR 135.267(d) must be received in a timely manner. Based on comments received, the FAA will decide whether to restate prior interpretations or issue new ones. The agency also plans to reconsider interpretations related to the 14-hour duty day. Comments are due July 10.