CHANGE

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

8900.1 CHG 332

 

 

National Policy

Effective Date: 2/10/14

 

Summary of Change.

Volume 2, Chapter 4, Section 1, Phase 1—Preapplication;

Volume 2, Chapter 4, Section 2, Phase 2—Formal Application;

Volume 2, Chapter 4, Section 3, Phase 3—Document Compliance;

Volume 2, Chapter 4, Section 4, Phase 4—Demonstration and Inspection;

Volume 2, Chapter 4, Section 5, Phase 5—Certification;

Volume 2, Chapter 4, Section 6, Single Pilot, Single Pilot-in-Command, and Basic Part 135 Operations;

Volume 2, Chapter 4, Section 7, Evaluate Operational Related Issues of a Part 135 (Nine Seats or Less) Operator.

Explanation of Policy Changes.  In May, 2012 AFS-470 hosted a conference for navigation specialists to address multiple sections within FAA Order 8900.1 that needed updating in regard to Special Areas of Operation (SAO). Updates and changes were made to Volume 2, Chapter 4, Sections 1-7, The Certification Process - Title 14 CFR Part 135.  Special Areas of Operations (SAO) specialist were included as part of the Safety Management System (SMS) process per ICAO standards.  Job aids were updated with new language to replace check airman with check pilot.