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Section 1 Certificates of Temporary Sojourn

8-171.    GENERAL. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has agreed to assist the Department of State in obtaining certain information and data before the State Department issues Certificates of Temporary Sojourn.

A.    Purpose. These certificates are required when operations are to be conducted outside the United States (U.S.) with aircraft fitting a State Department definition.

B.    Definitions.

1)    The term aircraft, as used in Category VIII of the U.S. Munitions List, means an aircraft that is designed, modified, or equipped for a military or experimental purpose, including “demilitarized” aircraft. The export and import of such aircraft are subject to the licensing requirements of the State Department.
2)    Regardless of demilitarization, all aircraft bearing an original military designation, including those with cargo or “C” designations (e.g., C‑45, C‑46, C‑47, and C‑54), are included in Category VIII of the U.S. Munitions List.

8-172.    PROCEDURES.

A.    State Department Responsibility. The State Department handles all paperwork for application, review, and certificate issuance.

B.    FAA Responsibility. The following procedure is generally followed when the State Department requests FAA assistance.

1)    Using the Flight Standards Automation System (FSAS), FAA headquarters personnel verify ownership of the aircraft involved.
2)    Headquarters personnel call the regional office within whose boundaries the aircraft is based to determine the actual location of the aircraft and obtain any other information requested by the State Department.
3)    When this information is not readily available to regional office personnel, they will contact the appropriate district office and request that such information be obtained and transmitted directly to FAA headquarters personnel. Headquarters personnel will then relay the information to the State Department.

RESERVED. Paragraphs 8‑173 through 8‑185.