CHANGE

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

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National Policy

Effective Date: 8/21/17

 

Summary of Change.Volume 2, Chapter 8, Section 1, The Certification Process of a Part 137 Operator; Volume 2, Chapter 8, Section 2, Introduction to Airworthiness Issues for Part 137; Volume 2, Chapter 8, Section 3, Evaluate Airworthiness Issues for Part 137; Volume 3, Chapter 52, Section 1, Introduction to Part 137 Related Tasks; Volume 3, Chapter 52, Section 2, Evaluate a Part 137 Congested Area Operations Plan; Volume 5, Chapter 11, Section 1, Qualify a Pilot in Command; Volume 6, Chapter 6, Section 1, Conduct a Part 137 Base Inspection; Volume 6, Chapter 6, Section 2, Surveillance of a Part 137 Dispensing Operation; Volume 6, Chapter 6, Section 3, Surveillance of a Part 137 Satellite Site/Facility; and Volume 6, Chapter 6, Section 4, Monitor a Part 137 Congested Area Operation.

Explanation of Policy Changes. This change adds guidance to certificate and conduct surveillance of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 137, Agricultural Aircraft Operations, Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators into the following sections:

A.    Volume 2:

    Chapter 8, Section 1, The Certification Process of a Part 137 Operator;

    Chapter 8, Section 2, Introduction to Airworthiness Issues for Part 137;

    Chapter 8, Section 3, Evaluate Airworthiness Issues for Part 137;

B.    Volume 3:

    Chapter 52, Section 1, Introduction to Part 137 Related Tasks;

    Chapter 52, Section 2, Evaluate a Part 137 Congested Area Operations Plan;

C.    Volume 5, Chapter 11, Section 1, Qualify a Pilot in Command;

D.    Volume 6:

    Chapter 6, Section 1, Conduct a Part 137 Base Inspection;

    Chapter 6, Section 2, Surveillance of a Part 137 Dispensing Operation;

    Chapter 6, Section 3, Surveillance of a Part 137 Satellite Site/Facility; and

    Chapter 6, Section 4, Monitor a Part 137 Congested Area Operation.