The FAA today published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to codify the requirements of the Advanced Qualification Program (AQP). The AQP provides a regulatory alternative program for airlines that seek more flexibility in training than the traditional training program allows. The AQP is currently embodied in SFAR 58 which expires on October 2, 2005. The FAA is now proposing to incorporate the requirements of SFAR No. 58 into Part 121.
The NPRMcontains a history of the AQP and also a detailed explanation of any changes to the AQP and what will become Subpart Y (Sec. Sec. 121.901-121.925) to Part 121. Comments are due on or before April 29, 2005 and may be submitted electronically via the DOT Docket Web Site or the Government-wide Rulemaking Web Site; via U.S. Mail: Docket Management; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, Washington, DC 20590-001; via Fax: 1-202-493-2251; or via Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC.