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Section 1  Introduction to Part 125 Related Tasks

2-656    GENERAL. All the job tasks related to 14 CFR Part 125, Certification and Operations: Airplanes Having a Seating Capacity of 20 or More Passengers or a Maximum Payload Capacity of 6,000 Pounds or More; and Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft, are detailed in Volumes 2, 3, 5, and 6.

A.    Types of Operations. Part 125 provides for the operation of large aircraft that are not conducting “common carriage” operations.

1)    Non-common carriage for hire operations are allowed, but must be reviewed carefully to verify that the operation is not common carriage. Operators are not permitted to “hold out” directly or indirectly.
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2)    Part 125 allows private carriage operations, in which persons or cargo are transported without compensation for hire, for example, private or corporate operators carrying company personnel, property and guests, including cost sharing under 14 CFR part 91, § 91.501(d), or historic (museum or collection) flight operations.
3)    Operations not involving the transportation of persons or cargo.
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2-657    RENEWAL, AMENDMENT, OR CANCELLATION OF A PART 125 CERTIFICATE. A certificate issued under part 125 is effective until surrendered, suspended, or revoked. The Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) that has charge of the operator’s file may replace a current effective certificate, operations specification (OpSpecs), or deviation authority that has been lost or destroyed. These documents must duplicate those that were lost or destroyed. The replacement certificate issued must have the word “DUPLICATE” and the date of preparation as well as the original issuance date.

A.    Renewals. Not applicable to part 125 operator certificates.

B.    Amendments. A part 125 operator may apply to amend either the Operating Certificate or the OpSpecs. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may also amend the Operating Certificate or the OpSpecs as the result of actions taken under Title 49 of the United States Code (49 U.S.C), § 44709 and 14 CFR part 13.

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1)    If the certificate holder wishes to change the legal name on a certificate or change the address of its principal business office or its principal operations base, the operator must apply to amend the existing Operating Certificate. The application will be in letter form (see Figure 2-20, Sample Application for Certificate Amendment) to the certificate-holding district office (CHDO). All supporting documents should accompany the request for amendment.
2)    The certificate will be reissued with the proper changes, will keep the original date of issuance, and will show the amended date of issuance.
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3)    Part 125, § 125.35 provides the authority and requirements for the amendment of OpSpecs. Procedures for this are found in Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 8, Paragraph 3-1028, Amendment of OpSpecs.

C.    Cancellation. Certificates and OpSpecs that are voluntarily surrendered for cancellation should be accepted. The certificate must be accompanied by a written request from the operator stating the reason for cancellation. The request must be signed either by a person authorized to act for the company or by the owner. The request may not be conditional. If the Operating Certificate or OpSpecs have been lost or destroyed, a statement by the operator to this effect shall be included in this written request.

2-658    FOREIGN OPERATORS OF LARGE § 125.1(a) U.S.-REGISTERED AIRCRAFT. Foreign operations fall into three categories:

A.    Air Carrier Operations Conducted Under 14 CFR Part 129.

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B.    Foreign Citizens Operating U.S.-Registered Aircraft Outside the United States, its Territories and Possessions, Under Part 91. Operators in this category must comply with the maintenance inspection requirements of § 125.247. This requirement provides a satisfactory level of airworthiness and is responsive to international treaty obligations.

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C.    Foreign Citizens Operating Large § 125.1(a) U.S.-Registered Aircraft Into the United States, its Territories or Possessions. Operators in this category are required to comply with part 125. To operate under part 125, the foreign operator must make application for a part 125 certificate or for deviation authority to the FSDO nearest to the proposed port of entry. If necessary, the FSDO may prepare a Special Flight Authorization (SFA), with appropriate limitations and valid only over U.S. territory, to a specific destination airport where the required inspections may be conducted. The SFA may also include instructions and authorization for a one-time exit flight if the operator fails to meet the certification requirements.

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NOTE:  Foreign operators of large § 125.1(a) U.S.-registered aircraft operating entirely outside of the United States, its territories and possessions, are not to be certificated under part 125.

Figure 2-20.  Sample Application for Certificate Amendment

Fred’s People & Fish, Inc.

189 Highland Avenue

Winthrop, MA 02152

Federal Aviation Administration

Flight Standards District Office

Westfield, MA 01085

Dear Mr./Ms. _____:

Fred’s People and Fish, Inc., holder of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 125 Certificate Number FPFB011A is requesting amendment to that certificate to reflect the new address of its business office. The new address, effective in 30 days, will be Fred’s People and Fish, Inc., 39 Harvard Yard Road, Boston, MA 01234.

Our operations and management personnel remain the same as for our initial certification.

Yours truly,

Fred Brown


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