VOLUME 3 GENERAL TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 58 MANAGEMENT OF AVIATION FATIGUE
Section 5 Clarifying Policy Regarding the Fight Time, Duty, and Rest Requirements of 14 CFR Parts
3-4669 BACKGROUND. In recent years, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has received a number of requests for interpretation
or clarification regarding the flight time, duty, and rest requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts
requests are either handled by the Office of the Chief Counsel (AGC) in the form of a legal interpretation or, in some cases, AGC forwards
the request to the Flight Standards Service (AFS) to address as a matter of policy. Legal interpretations are typically available to the public via the
internet. Until recently, however, responses issued by AFS as a means to clarify or establish policy were provided only to the inquirer and were not made a matter
of public record. AFS has since determined that it would be appropriate to publish its responses for the benefit of the agency and the public.
NOTE: Legal interpretations issued by AGC are available at
3-4670 AFS RESPONSES CONSTITUTE NATIONAL POLICY. AFS issues responses regarding flight time, duty, and rest requirements
for pilots, aircraft dispatchers, operational control specialists, mechanics, and flight attendants, in accordance with the requirements set forth in parts
as applicable. When AFS determines it is appropriate, these responses will be published in the Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS).
Once published, these responses constitute national policy.
3-4671 FSIMS LINK TO AFS RESPONSES. The link that connects the reader to the repository of AFS responses regarding flight
time, duty, and rest requirements is titled “Clarifying Policy Regarding Flight Time, Duty, and Rest,” and can be accessed via the “Publications” tab in
FSIMS. All responses are grouped by regulatory
135). The responses are available at
RESERVED. Paragraphs 3-4672 through 3-4748.