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EAA Granted Single Waiver/Authorization for AirVenture 2018

July 5, 2018 - This week, EAA was officially granted the new single waiver/authorization for aviation events, the result of two years of collaboration between EAA and the FAA. The one-waiver approach aims to better coordinate the safety and risk mitigation planning necessary for aviation events.

Before the one-waiver approach was introduced, safety oversight for aviation events was handled independently between the FAA Airports, Flight Standards Service, and Air Traffic Services offices with each office implementing its own event-related policies and waivers. This model lacked collaboration and created complex processes for events such as AirVenture. The new single-waiver approach improves coordination between multiple FAA lines of business, resulting in better coordination and risk mitigation with expert input from each of the areas within FAA. This approach was prototyped at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.  

The new policy is again being implemented at AirVenture 2018, with an actual “single waiver/authorization” made possible as a result of FAA policy work internally. Ultimately, this work benefits aviation events across the country. After the success of the one-waiver approach last year at Oshkosh, EAA looks forward to seeing the single waiver become a national policy for future aviation events that will also benefit from this new approach.

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