Last Friday, the FAA extended the comment period for its notice of proposed rulemaking that is a proposed rewrite of Part 145. The original deadline for the comment period was set for Aug. 20, but has now been extended until Nov. 19.
Why should general aviation pilots care? Officials at the Aircraft Electronics Association, note the proposal makes wholesale changes to the avionics industry with potentially damaging and costly repercussions.
As reported earlier, the FAA proposes to remove radio and instrument ratings and allow airframe-rated repair stations to work on radio and instrument components with questionable qualifications, AEA officials said. In addition, the proposal eliminates many of the currently utilized opportunities for mobile maintenance operations.
To help understand the scope of the FAA’s proposed significant and potentially damaging rewrite of Part 145, the AEA has published a comparative analysis of the proposed changes to current regulatory language. The yellow highlighted portions of the comparative analysis indicate the distinct differences between the proposed changes and current regulatory language.
You can find out more here, as well as submit your comments.