In what the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (Arsa) is calling a major victory for the aviation industry, the FAA withdrew its “faulty legal interpretation” of maintenance duty time limitations prescribed in FAR 121.377. Specifically, the agency reversed course on its May 18, 2010 legal interpretation meant to clarify the application of the rest provisions and equivalency standards under the regulation.
Even within the Fortune 50 flight departments, the question still arises sometimes as to whether or not cabin crew is required on board. In fact, if you have fewer than 19 passengers and the flight is operating under Part 91 or Part 135, the regulations do not require a third crewmember. But many of the lead flight attendants and cabin service managers who attended the FAC asked if that is smart. Some even voiced the desire for FAA regulations demanding a third crew member for any jet that has an mtow of more than 12,500 pounds.
Ever wished you could tell the FAA that some regulation is outdated or doesn’t make sense? You can, and the agency has a little-known means to do it.
Are you frustrated by what you believe are some illogical, outdated, stifling or just plain crackpot regulations? Now is your once-in-every-three-year chance to officially let the FAA know what regs you find “burdensome, unnecessary or impose needless economic costs.”
The British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) expects to have a more constructive relationship with the UK government following the acceptance by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of new strategic and regulatory reviews of the country’s general aviation industry.