United States administrative law

October 9, 2007 - 11:45am

The FAA has revised the regulations covering temporary flight restrictions by creating a separate set of conditions to cover sporting events and airshows (new FAR 91.145) and revising the existing rules to apply only to disaster and hazard areas (retitled FAR 91.137).

October 8, 2007 - 5:05am

In the first few days after the new FAR on fractional ownership hit the street last month, the aviation community was reacting with tempered optimism. While many praised the cooperative effort between the FAA and the Fractional Ownership Aviation Rulemaking Committee (FOARC) in creating the long-awaited final rule, they also reserved substantive comment until they had further time to analyze the result.

October 4, 2007 - 6:13am

Still unclear at press time was how Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 91 will affect general aviation, particularly business aircraft and private aircraft with mtows exceeding 12,500 lb.

October 3, 2007 - 11:12am

In February 2002 the FAA proposed to make it clear that each person who performs a safety-sensitive function directly or by contract for an employer (“including by subcontract at any tier”) is subject to drug and alcohol testing.

October 3, 2007 - 9:47am

Judging from testimony at a hearing on the FAA’s new air-tour proposals, FAR Part 136 might be a solution in search of a problem. Speaker after speaker told the FAA that the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) should be withdrawn, scrapped or, at the very least, rewritten.

October 2, 2007 - 11:11am

The FAA extended to November 16 the comment period on its notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to regulate fractional aircraft ownership operations. Just before the original comment period was about to close on October 16, NBAA and the National Air Transportation Association requested a 30-day extension.

September 26, 2007 - 3:52pm

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is developing rules governing inbound international flights of business jets. At a forum at NBAA’07 yesterday, Rob Rottman, deputy director, transportation and infrastructure in the DHS Office of Policy Development, briefed attendees on the agency’s advance passenger information system (APIS) proposal and requested NBAA members provide comment.

September 13, 2007 - 11:34am

Aviation alphabet groups are busy deciphering the legal jargon in the 55-page notice of proposed rulemaking issued Tuesday that will require private aircraft operators to submit passenger manifest data before any arrival in or departure from the U.S.

July 31, 2007 - 9:20am

The FAA unveiled a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking last month that addresses airworthiness standards related to cabin interiors for transport-category airplanes in private-use passenger operations. Type certification requirements have historically been separate from and independent of operational standards.

July 24, 2007 - 8:38am

At present, the most that can be said about the FAA’s intention to have an Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) assist in rewriting FAR Parts 135 and 125 is that it is a work in progress.

The first ARC was formed several years ago and dealt with developing FARs that would apply to fractional jet operations. After lengthy deliberations, the new FAR–Part 91 Subpart K–was promulgated and instituted.

 
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