Federal Aviation Administration August 18, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reciprocal Waivers of Claims for Licensed or Permitted Launch and Reentry Activities
Document Number: 2016-18765
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is amending its commercial space regulations governing reciprocal waivers of claims to require that customers waive claims against all the customers involved in a launch or reentry, including those signing a different set of reciprocal waivers. Also, customers of a customer contracting directly with a licensee or permittee will not have to sign a waiver directly with the licensee or permittee, other customers, or the FAA. The FAA is also adding an appendix to provide permittees with an example of a Waiver of Claims and Assumption of Responsibility for Permitted Activities with No Customer.