Fri, Sep 07, 2012
Online Survey To Help Develop Recommendations For Consistency In FAA Services For Pilots
There are nine FAA regions scattered around the U.S., along with 10 Aircraft Certification Offices and more than 80 Flight Standards District Offices. But given today's technology, it is often frustrating to pilots and others in the industry that they do not always seem to be on the same page when it comes to the application or interpretation of regulations. But recently the U.S, Congress told the FAA to do something about it.
When Congress passed the FAA Reauthorization bill earlier this year, it included a provision (Section 313) which mandated that the FAA establish an advisory panel comprised of government and industry representatives to develop recommendations to improve the consistency in regulatory application, particularly with regard to the certification and approval processes. As a result, the Consistency of Regulatory Interpretation Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) was established.
This ARC is now asking for industry input. Through an online survey, the ARC is looking for aviation industry input on the consistency of regulatory application with regard to the certification and approval process. Input from individuals and organizations involved in the "day-to-day" of the aviation industry is not only valuable but necessary to ensure a favorable outcome.
The deadline to complete the survey is September 25.
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