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Air Carrier Contract Maintenance Requirements

Abstract:

This rulemaking would revise the maintenance regulations for part 121 air carriers and for part 135 air carriers with airplanes having a passenger seating capacity of 10 or more. It requires affected air carriers to develop policies, procedures, methods, and instructions for performing contract maintenance that are acceptable to the FAA and to include them in their maintenance manuals. It would also require the air carriers to provide a list to the FAA of all persons with whom they contract their maintenance. These changes are needed because contract maintenance has increased to over 70 percent of all air carrier maintenance, and numerous investigations have shown deficiencies in maintenance performed by contract maintenance providers. This rulemaking helps ensure consistency between contract and in-house air carrier maintenance and enhance the oversight capabilities of both the air carriers and the FAA.

RIN: 2120-AJ33
Type: Rule Making
SUB TYPE Rulemaking and Procedural Rules
Disposition Pending
Action Office AFS-300
Docket Effective Date October 13 2099, at 04.00 AM EST
Docket Close Date October 13 2099, at 12.00 AM EST
Legal Deadlines Source Other
Legal Deadlines Description In accordance with the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, Section 319(a).
Legal Deadlines Date February 15 2015, at 12.00 AM EST
Legal Deadlines Action Statutory
Government Level Affected No

50 Comments

  • Please see the attached file for NBAA's comments.
    Public Submission
    Posted: 03/14/2013
    Submitter Name: Douglas ...
    Organization: National Business Aviation Association
  • See attached file(s)
    Public Submission
    Posted: 03/14/2013
    Submitter Name: Edith ...
    Organization: Southwest Airlines Co.
  • Public Submission
    Posted: 03/14/2013
    Organization: Lynden Air Cargo, LLC
  • See attached file(s)
    Public Submission
    Posted: 03/14/2013
    Submitter Name: Michael ...
    Organization: National Air Transportation Association
  • To eliminate any confusion I suggest adding a definition of "arrange" in 121.368(a) and 13...
    Public Submission
    Posted: 03/13/2013
    Submitter Name: L. ...
  • See attached file(s)
    Public Submission
    Posted: 03/14/2013
    Submitter Name: Craig ...
    Organization: ARSA
  • Public Submission
    Posted: 04/06/2015
    Submitter Name: Andrew ...
  • Public Submission
    Posted: 02/22/2013
    Organization: Jet Aviation Flight Services, Inc.
  • Please refer to the attached file.
    Public Submission
    Posted: 03/14/2013
    Submitter Name: Robert ...
    Organization: Airlines for America, Inc.
  • Public Submission
    Posted: 03/20/2015
    Submitter Name: Anonymous ...