FAA seeks comment on Cape Town Treaty rules

 - December 10, 2007, 6:45 AM

The FAA is inviting comments on final changes to U.S. aircraft registry rules that are to take effect later this year under the Cape Town Treaty. The treaty clears the way for a new international registry and covers all fixed-wing aircraft certified to carry eight or more people (including crew) and helicopters carrying at least five people, as well as aircraft engines of at least 550 hp.

The agency is seeking comments on regulations concerning information-collection requirements, details of which are available through the FAA Web site http://dms.dot.gov/search/searchformsimple.cfm and typing in docket number 19944. The deadline for input is March 4.

Last year, the U.S. Senate passed the Cape Town Treaty Implementation Act, which requires the FAA to make the procedural changes that the agency plans to complete after the comment period.