CHANGE

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

8900.1 CHG 447

 

 

National Policy

Effective Date: 3/2/16

 

Summary of Change. Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 3, Part A Operations Specifications—General, and Volume 3, Chapter 26, Section 1, Safety Assurance System: Approved Weather Sources and Specific Regulatory Requirements—Parts 91K, 121, 125, and 135; Volume 3, Chapter 26, Section 2, Safety Assurance System: Regulatory Sources of Aviation Weather Information and Aviation Weather Information Systems—Parts 91K, 121, and 135, and Volume 3, Chapter 26, Section 3, Safety Assurance System: Adverse Weather Phenomena Reporting and Forecast Systems.

Explanation of Policy Changes. This change revises Operations Specification (OpSpec) A010 to emphasize requirements for adverse weather phenomena reporting and forecast systems as well as explain the Non Federal Observations (NF OBS) Program and new process for 14 CFR part 135, § 135.213(b) deviations. This change incorporates new information into Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 3, Part A Operations Specifications—General; Volume 3, Chapter 26, Section 1, Safety Assurance System: Approved Weather Sources and Specific Regulatory Requirements—Parts 91K, 121, 125, and 135; Volume 3, Chapter 26, Section 2, Safety Assurance System: Regulatory Sources of Aviation Weather Information and Aviation Weather Information Systems—Parts 91K, 121, and 135; creates new SAS Volume 3, Chapter 26, Section 3, Safety Assurance System: Adverse Weather Phenomena Reporting and Forecast Systems; and removes Non-SAS Volume 3, Chapter 26, Section 3, Adverse Weather Phenomena Reporting and Forecast Systems.