CHANGE

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

8900.1 CHG 352

 

 

National Policy

Effective Date: 6/24/14

 

Summary of Change. Volume 3, Chapter 20, Section 2, Safety Assurance System: Check Pilot and Check Flight Engineer Approval and Surveillance.

Explanation of Policy Changes. Revisions to this section are necessary as a result of the Qualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers (part 121 subpart N&O) final rule. Revisions to this section are also necessary to address an inconsistency in the field and the AFS-40 interpretation regarding what documents must be retained in a check pilot or Check Flight engineer (FE) file. Revision also removes obsolete guidance related to what needs to be provided in a check airman nomination package and the procedures in paragraph 3-1432 that are not workable across the entire spectrum of 135 operators.