VOLUME 11 flight standards programs
CHAPTER 8 PART
AND ON-DEMAND: TURBINE-POWERED AIRPLANE OPERATIONS AND ALL AIR AMBULANCE AIRPLANE OPERATIONS
Section 1 Turbine-Powered Airplane Operations and All Air Ambulance Airplane Operations
11-274 BACKGROUND. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is continuing
to review the exercise of operational control by operators conducting or seeking
to conduct operations under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part
review involves all operators conducting or making
an application to conduct operations using turbine-powered airplanes and any airplanes in air ambulance operations.
A. Turbine-Powered Airplane. Turbine-powered airplanes include turbopropeller, turbojet, and turbofan airplanes.
B. Air Ambulance Airplane. Air ambulance airplanes include any airplane
(regardless of type of powerplant) used, equipped, or intended to be used in
air ambulance service. Air ambulance airplanes are usually equipped with at
least medical oxygen, suction, and a stretcher, incubator, or other approved
patient restraint/containment device. The airplane need not be used exclusively
as an air ambulance airplane and the equipment need not be permanently installed to fall within the subject group.
C. Air Ambulance Operations. Air ambulance operations involve the air transportation
of a person with a health condition that requires medical personnel, as determined
by a health care provider, or holding out to the public as willing to provide
air transportation to a person with a health condition that requires medical personnel, as determined by a health care provider.
D. Holding Out to the Public. Holding out to the public includes, but is
not limited to, advertising, solicitation, or association with a hospital or
medical care provider. Holding out to the public can occur even without notification
in advertising and solicitation that the air transportation service may or may
not be provided by one or more FAA-approved certificate holders. In other words,
holding out to the public can occur even when the advertisement or solicitation
does not actually state the name of the entity involved in the transportation
of the patient. Helicopter operations associated with helicopter air ambulances (HAA) are not included in this definition of holding out.
11-276 PRINCIPAL INSPECTOR (PI) RESPONSIBILITIES.
A. Reporting Information. Report required information to the Air Transportation
Division (AFS-200) through the dedicated FAA email address 9-AWA-AVS-AFSemail@example.com.
B. AFS-200 Concurrence. PIs must receive AFS-200ís concurrence before authorizing
the airplane on the operations specifications (OpSpecs).
11-277 INSPECTOR PROCEDURES.
A. Contact AFS-200. Before adding any affected airplanes (turbine-powered
and air ambulance) to the OpSpecs of any operator or applicant seeking authorization
to conduct airplane air ambulance operations, PIs must provide AFS-200 through
the dedicated FAA email address 9-AWA-AVS-AFSfirstname.lastname@example.org, with the following information:
1) The air operatorís or applicantís name (as applicable).
2) The air operatorís 14 CFR part
3) The airplane registration number.
4) The airplane serial number.
B. Receive Concurrence. PIs must receive AFS-200ís concurrence before they
add the airplane to the OpSpecs.
C. Exemption for Newly Manufactured Airplanes. Newly manufactured airplanes
delivered directly to the certificate holder are exempted from the notification
requirements of this section and may be added to the certificate holderís OpSpecs without approval from AFS-200.
RESERVED. Paragraphs 11-278 through 11-399.