Landing Assessment Committee Urged

 - December 6, 2006, 9:29 AM

In recent letters to FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, NBAA and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) asked the agency to form an aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) to address industry concerns regarding its impending rule to require commercial and fractional jet pilots to perform landing distance assessments at the time of arrival including a more restrictive safety margin. In his letter calling for an ARC, NATA president James Coyne said he wants the FAA to convene a special working group, such as an ARC, to discuss the concerns specific to fractional and air-taxi operators before drafting an NPRM. “This working group should include representatives of Part 91(K) and 135 operators, flight training centers and the FAA.”