The FAA today published a Notice extending the comment period for the Cockpit Voice Recorder and Digital Flight Data Recorder Nptice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) published on February 28, 2005. This NPRM was discussed in my February 25 and 28 posts. The extension is a result of a request from the Aerospace Industries Association to extend the comment period for the NPRM. AIA felt, and the FAA agreed, that the original 60 day comment period was insufficient given the detail and complexity of the NPRM.
Comments are now due on or before June 28, 2005. Comments may be submitted by any of the methods contained in the Notice or the original NPRM. For more information regarding the NPRM, contact Timothy W. Shaver, Avionics Systems Branch, Aircraft Certification Service, AIR-130, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 385-4686; facsimile (202) 385-4651; e-mail email@example.com.