Air-Tour rules further delayed

 - October 9, 2006, 4:24 AM

According to a DOT report last month on significant rulemakings, the FAA is not expected to complete until January its work on a November 2003 proposal to require all air-tour operators to be certified under either Part 135 or 121. It is likely that the significant number of objections the FAA received from the public and members of Congress is responsible for the delays the proposal has encountered. A final rule is now not expected until at least July next year.