FAA Issues Corrections To Air Tour Safety Standards | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 11.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.21.14 **
** Airborne 11.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.19.14 **
** Airborne 11.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.17.14 **

Fri, Jun 08, 2007

FAA Issues Corrections To Air Tour Safety Standards

Includes Wording Changes, Clarifications

The Federal Aviation Administrations released a correction to the Commercial Air Tours and National Parks Air Tour Management regulations this week, to conform to amendments made by the National Air Tour Safety Standards final rule.

The correction deals with drug and alcohol testing requirements. The announcement reads, "The purpose of the technical amendment was to conform to those requirements to the National Air Tour Safety Standards. In one paragraph of the regulations, we inadvertently referred to an "antidrug program" when we should have referred to an "Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program."

The FAA is also removing a sentence in the rule's preamble referring to aircraft certificated as "Experimental Category" and clarifying the applicability of the rule to the "Young Eagles" program.

As ANN reported, Earl Lawrence, the Experimental Aircraft Association's vice president of industry and regulatory affairs, contacted senior FAA officials shortly after the new rules were released to explain how certain elements of the rule's preamble -- not the rule itself -- could be interpreted in a way that would severely limit what aircraft could be used for Young Eagles flights, with additional restrictions on pilot qualifications and frequency of Young Eagles activities.

"While we're sure FAA did not intend to create a major hindrance to introducing young people to flight, this unexpected language in the rule's preamble could place severe restrictions on the Young Eagles program," said EAA President Tom Poberezny. "Since Young Eagles pilots do not receive compensation, this language does not belong in a rule that focuses on commercial air tours.

"If there had been any inclination that such language would be included in the rule's preamble, we would have immediately and vigorously defended Young Eagles against such a threat," Poberezny added.

The corrections were effective as of June 7, 2007.

FMI: Read The Amended Final Rule (.pdf)

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 11.21.14: AEA's 3Q/14 Report, Fantasy Of Flight, Modernizing The NAS

Also: Holland Wants Gold, FAA Strangling UAVs?, RAF WWII Trainer For Sale, Bf109s Live, Georgia v Aerospace Engineers The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its third-qu>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.23.14)

"Reaching this stage that we call ATLO is a critical milestone. This is a very satisfying point of the mission as we transition from many teams working on their individual elements>[...]

ANN FAQ: Getting The Most Out Of ANN's Newsletters

ANN goes through a lot of trouble to make the graphics flashy and cool and an integral part of the story. But let's face it, they're bandwidth-intensive. So here are a couple of th>[...]

Air Force Funds Research On Thermal Management Technology For Fighters

Heat Generated By Electronic Systems A Growing Challenge Managing heat that is generated by electronic subsystems in next-generation aircraft is a vexing challenge for aerospace sy>[...]

Raytheon Successfully Demonstrates Airborne Electronic Attack System

Prototype Test Flights Evaluate Integrated Electronic Warfare Capabilities The U.S. Navy and Raytheon successfully demonstrated an end to end, first of its kind, integrated electro>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC