In a Direct Final Rule published today, the FAA has extended the Inspection Authorization (“IA”) renewal period under FARs 65.92 and 65.93 from one year to two years. The FAA believes the final rule will reduce the renewal administrative costs for both the FAA and mechanics holding the IA by 50%. The final rule does not change the requirements of the prior rule for annual activity (work performed, training, or oral examination).
The final rule is effective March 1, 2007. Comments to the final rule must be submitted no later than March 1, 2007 for inclusion in the final rule’s docket. If you would like more information on the final rule you may contact Kim Barnette, AFS-350, 800 Independence Ave, SW., Washington, DC 20591. Telephone: (202) 493-4922; e-mail: email@example.com; Fax: (202) 267-5115.