Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) Reorganization/Merger Announcement
This action gives notice to the American public and aviation industry of the FAA's Aviation Safety Office's (AVS), Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) reorganization/merger. The Aircraft Engineering Division (AIR-100) and Production and Airworthiness Division (AIR-200) are merging to become the Design, Manufacturing, and Airworthiness Division, AIR-100. The new AIR-100 Division is divided into five branches, Certification and Procedures Branch (AIR-110), Technical and Administrative Support Branch (AIR-120), Systems and Equipment Standards Branch (AIR-130), Operational Oversight Policy Branch (AIR-140), and System Performance and Development Branch (AIR- 150).
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC); New Task Assignment for the ARAC: Establishment of Airman Certification System Working Group
The FAA assigned the ARAC a new task arising from recommendations of the ARAC Airman Testing Standards and Training Working Group (ATSTWG). The ATSTWG recommended ways to ensure that the FAA's airman testing and training materials better support reduction of fatal general aviation accidents. The FAA and the Aviation Industry jointly seek to improve airman training and testing by establishing an integrated, holistic airman certification system that clearly aligns testing with certification standards, guidance, and reference materials, and maintains that alignment. The new task is to establish an Airman Certification System Working Group (ACSWG) that will provide expert assistance and industry views to the FAA's Flight Standards Service (AFS) on the development, modification, and continued alignment of the major components of the airman certification system. This action item informs the public of the new ARAC's task and solicits membership for the new ACSWG.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.