FAA offers new terminology for inspector authorizationsAugust 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
The FAA has adopted many of AOPA’s recommendations for its newly published policy to clarify the term “actively engaged” as it is used for purposes of airframe and powerplant mechanics’ inspector authorizations (IA).
The FAA issued the clarifying language in a notice of policy Aug. 4 in the Federal Register. AOPA reported Nov. 11, 2010, that the FAA planned to write a formal definition of the term, which has generated confusion in its application. The clarification will affect IA renewals as of the March 2013 renewal cycle. [Full story]