FAA exemptions resulting from COVID-19

Matt Callan Regulatory News

April 24, 2020

Because of disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, the FAA has granted the following regulatory exemptions. Please follow the links to read the exemption details.

HAI members can find future updates to this information at rotor.org/COVID.

Exemption No. 18509, Regulatory Docket No. FAA-202-0291. This exemption contains relief from regulations pertaining to certain required crew member emergency procedures during recurrent and upgrade training, testing, and checking. Click on the regulation below to read the terms of the exemption.

Exemption No. 18510, Regulatory Docket No. FAA-202-0292. This exemption contains relief from regulations pertaining to the time frames for completing recurrent training and qualifications requirements for ground personnel and crew members. Click on the regulation below to read the terms of the exemption.

Exemption No. 18515, Regulatory Docket No. FAA-202-0317. This exemption contains relief from regulations pertaining to the validity of medical certificates required for pilots conducting operations outside the United States. Click on the regulation below to read the terms of the exemption.

FAA Policy Statement, Docket No.: FAA-2020-312. This statement pertains to the FAA enforcement policy for expired airman medical certificates: “Due to extraordinary circumstances related to the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19) pandemic, until June 30, 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will not take legal enforcement action against any person serving as a required pilot flight crewmember or flight engineer based on noncompliance with medical certificate duration standards when expiration of the required medical certificate occurs from March 31, 2020, through June 30, 2020.”

Additional FAA Regulations. The FAA has identified the following testing, training, and qualification regulations to which grace-month provisions already apply:

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