Part 125 Waiver Notice Revised

 - January 8, 2007, 4:11 AM

The FAA has issued Notice N8000.345, rescinding Notice N8700.46 and providing updated guidance for obtaining Letters of Deviation Authority (LODA), applicable to operators of corporate jetliners (such as the ACJ and BBJ) requesting a waiver from Part 125 to operate under Part 91. The new notice eliminates a deadline of this month and relaxes some of the requirements contained in the previous notice. Under the new notice, by June 21 each LODA holder must submit a “written plan” that outlines how it will comply with the requirements of each section of Part 125 and comply with the requirements no later than March 31, 2008. NBAA said that the revised notice addresses two concerns the association had. But the “bottom line is that operators of Part 125-size aircraft for private operations [not for hire] still will need to show compliance with applicable maintenance and safety regulations of Part 125,” the association said. “Full or blanket deviations are no longer authorized, but the FAA may allow deviations from certain sections of Part 125. Our working group is recommending a list of deviations to the FAA.”