CHANGE

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

8900.1 CHG 476

 

 

National Policy

Effective Date: 8/17/16

 

Summary of Change. Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 4, Part B Operations Specifications—En Route Authorizations and Limitations; Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 6, Parts D and E Maintenance OpSpecs/MSpecs/LODAs; Volume 4, Chapter 1, Section 5, Safety Assurance System: Special Navigation Areas of Operation; and Volume 4, Chapter 10, Section 1, Safety Assurance System: Evaluate Operator’s Application to Conduct Flight in Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum Airspace.

Explanation of Policy Changes. This change incorporates new information, aligning inspector guidance with the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposal to remove the Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) Approved Maintenance Program Requirement for operators applying for authorization to operate in RVSM airspace. This change also decommissions Operations Specification (OpSpec) D108, Maintenance Program—Continuous Airworthiness—U.S.-Registered Airplanes, in Volume 12, Chapter 2, Section 6. This change updates the following sections:

·    Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 4, Part B Operations Specifications—En Route Authorizations and Limitations;

·    Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 6, Parts D and E Maintenance OpSpecs/MSpecs/LODAs;

·    Volume 4, Chapter 1, Section 5, Safety Assurance System: Special Navigation Areas of Operation; and

·    Volume 4, Chapter 10, Section 1, Safety Assurance System: Evaluate Operator’s Application to Conduct Flight in Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum Airspace.