Comments due this month on air-tour changes

 - March 29, 2007, 7:17 AM

Interested parties have until April 19 to comment on the FAA’s proposal to require all air-tour operators to be certified under Part 135 or 121 regulations. Since the proposal was published last October, the FAA has received nearly 1,900 comments, most of them negative. Under the proposal, hundreds of commercial air-tour operators that are currently permitted to operate under Part 91 (those that fly within 25 miles nonstop to and from the same airport) will have to develop operational specifications and become certified under Part 135 or 121.