Priority Registration Loophole Retained As Is

 - January 19, 2007, 11:02 AM

Last year the FAA said it would delay until this January its plan to limit “priority service” for aircraft registration in connection with international flights to allow only one request per aircraft (by N-number) in any three-month period due to agency staffing limitations, but now it has decided to back off. Fractional programs conducting international flights are the most likely type of operation to be affected due to regular changes in ownership. The National Air Transportation Association said the FAA will examine apparent abuses on a case-by-case basis, “focusing on companies with repeated requests that are not substantiated by an international flight.”