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FAA Grants Extension to MOSAIC Comment Period

On October 4, the FAA published a 90-day extension to the comment period for the Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certification (MOSAIC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The new deadline for submitting comments is January 22, 2024.

The FAA granted the extension in response to a request by eight industry associations representing primarily the maintenance and repair communities. These associations include the Aircraft Electronics Association, Aeronautical Repair Station Association, Aviation Suppliers Association, Aviation Technician Education Council, Helicopter Association International, International Air Response, Inc., Modification and Replacement Parts Association, and NATA (formerly known as the National Air Transportation Association).

EAA will utilize the additional time to coordinate with key industry stakeholders in the continued effort to understand the NPRM and provide our support for the majority of the proposal while also offering alternatives in specific areas. The additional 90 days being added to the comment period during this time of potential disruptions in government and FAA operations will likely have little effect on the overall progress of the proposal. Recently, members of EAA’s Government Advocacy team provided an overview of the proposal as well as discussed a few areas for which EAA intends to provide comment via a webinar.

EAA continues to evaluate the proposal, and in doing so, would like to hear your thoughts. We have established the email address and encourage you to send us your comments and suggestions on the proposed rule. It’s important to remember that comments and suggestions supported by well-thought-out safety justifications have the most impact and best chance of influencing changes to proposed rules.

Additional information about the proposal, including a link to the NPRM can be found here.

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