The FAA has extended the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) Exemption 7897, as amended. The NBAA’s Small Aircraft Exemption, as it is called by NBAA, has been in existence since 1994. The exemption allows NBAA Members to operate small civil airplanes and helicopters of U.S. registry under the operating rules of 14 CFR 91.503 through 91.535and to select an inspection program as described in 14 CFR 91.409(f).
To take advantage of the exemption, the aircraft operator must be a NBAA member. Only those operations listed in 14 CFR 91.501(b) (1) through (7) and (9) may be conducted under the authority of the exemption. Additionally, an aircraft operator will need to select an inspection program under 14 CFR 91.409(f) and will need to provide certain information to its local FSDO. These and other conditions and limitations are contained in the letter extending the exemption. Copies of the letter extending the exemption and the Grant of Exemption are available for review here.
If an aircraft operator elects to operate under this exemption, it is suggested that a copy of the exemption and all related paperwork be carried on the aircraft. The extension extends the term of Exemption 7897 to September 30, 2006. For further information regarding the Exemption, check out the NBAA’s website here.