COVID-19 Relief For Certificate Holders: Policy Deviations, Exemptions, and Rule Changes

COVID-19 Temporary Policy Deviation Memos

Certificate Holder’s Requesting Relief (COVID-19) – AQP

Deviation to FAA Order 8900.1 for 14 CFR Part 145 Repair Stations

Deviation to FAA Order 8900.1 for 14 CFR Part 145 Repair Station Renewals

Flight Standards Designee Oversight and Recurrent Training Requirements

Operational Control Part 121 Air Carriers

Part 141 Training Interruptions Related to COVID-19 and Applicable Deviations to Order 8900.1

Special Guidance for part 147 AMTS Regarding Training Interruptions

COVID-19 14 CFR Part 65

Deviation from Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG) renewal and change recommendations during COVID-19  

Deviation from U.S. – Switzerland Maintenance Guidance (MaG) renewal and change recommendations during COVID-19

Use of Video and Communication Technology (VCT)

Recurrent Designee Training Seminars Now Available Virtually in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Alternate Means of Compliance for Pre-Employment Proficiency Checks

Deviation to FAA Order 8900.1 Events Based Currency (EBC) and Annual Proficiency Check Requirements

Deviation to FAA Order 8900.1 Recurrent 12 and 24 Month Formal Flight Training Program Requirements

Safety Standards’ Approval of Non-Standard Text and Deviation to 8900.1: Expansion of Existing Air Carrier / Operator STE Programs Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Temporary Regulatory Deviation Memos

COVID-19 Deviation for 14 CFR Part 142 Training Center Certificate Holders

Extension to COVID-19 Deviation for 14 CFR Part 142 Training Center Certificate Holders

Second Extension to COVID-19 Deviation for 14 CFR Part 142 Training Center Certificate Holders

Letters to Industry

COVID-19 Virus IA Refresher Course Provider Letter

Regulatory Exemptions

Exemption 18522A is available for part 121 air carriers pertaining to passenger briefings, flight attendant distribution, and flight attendant seat belt requirements.
https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA‐2020‐0372‐0032 (Amended)

Exemption 18509B from part 135 regulations pertaining to certain required crewmember emergency procedures during recurrent and upgrade training, testing, and checking. (Amended)
https://beta.regulations.gov/document/FAA-2020-0291-0292

Exemption 18510B from part 135 regulations pertaining to the timeframes for completing recurrent training and qualification requirements for ground personnel and crewmembers. (Amended)
https://beta.regulations.gov/document/FAA-2020-0292-0272

Exemption 18511B from part 121 regulations pertaining to the timeframes for completing recurrent training and qualification requirements for ground personnel, crewmembers, and aircraft dispatchers. (Amended)
https://beta.regulations.gov/document/FAA-2020-0308-0068

Exemption 18512B from part 121 regulations pertaining to certain required crewmember emergency procedures during recurrent and upgrade training, checking, and evaluation. (Amended)
https://beta.regulations.gov/document/FAA-2020-0307-0046

Exemption for medical relief for part 121 air carriers and its pilots and flight engineers that conduct operations outside the U.S. (Rescinded)
https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2020-0318-0003

Exemption for medical relief for part 135 air carriers and its pilots that conduct operations outside the U.S. (Rescinded)
https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2020-0317-0003

Exemption 18537A is available for air ambulance personnel.
https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA‐2020‐0412‐0006 (Amended)

Exemption 18549A from part 135 regulations pertaining to NetJets Flight Attendants.
https://beta.regulations.gov/document/FAA-2020-0366-0004 (Amended)

Exemption 18550A from part 121 regulations pertaining to NetJets Pilots.
https://beta.regulations.gov/document/FAA-2020-0367-0005 (Amended)

Relief for Certain Persons and Operations during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak Final Rule (SFAR 118)

Preamble: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA-2020-0446-0005

Limited Extension of Relief for Certain Persons and Operations During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency Final Rule (SFAR 118-1)

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/06/29/2020-13960/limited-extension-of-relief-for-certain-persons-and-operations-during-the-coronavirus-disease-2019

Preamble: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA‐2020‐0446‐0009
Relief Granted by SFAR: Frequently Asked Questions

Enforcement Policy for Expired Airman Medical Certificates

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/04/01/2020-06784/enforcement-policy-for-expired-airman-medical-certificates

Oxygen Mask Requirement: 121.333 Relief Final Rule

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/03/25/2020-06312/oxygen-mask-requirement-supplemental-oxygen-for-emergency-descent-and-for-first-aid-turbine-engine

 

COVID-19 related Safety Alerts for Operators (SAFOs):
https://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/safo/all_safos/

SAFO 20005, Temporary Parking of Overflow Aircraft
SAFO 20008, Transporting Cargo on Transport-Category Airplanes Configured to Carry Passengers
SAFO 20009, COVID-19: Updated Interim Occupational Health and Safety Guidance for Air Carriers and Crews
SAFO 20011, Operations in Oceanic Airspace during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
SAFO 20012, Continuation of Air Carrier and Other Operations in Terminal Airspace when an Air Traffic Control (ATC) Facility with Responsibility for That Controlled Airspace Closes Unexpectedly

COVID-19 related Information for Operators (InFOs):
https://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/info/all_infos/

INFO 20005, Expansion of Existing Programs and FAA Policy – Flexibilities for Managing Scheduled Maintenance Requirements Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency