NATA is conducting a survey in connection with the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) initiation of a review of inconsistencies in how FAA field inspectors and offices interpret and apply the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) to businesses holding FAA certificates (e.g. certificates under FAR Parts 61-flight training, 135-on-demand charter, 141-flight training and 145-repair station). Currently, FAA interpretations of the FARs can vary between the FAA’s regional, aircraft certification and flight standards district offices. Examples of the lack of standardization range from requirements for moving an aircraft on a certificate from one FSDO to another to approval of maintenance manuals etc. The survey will allow NATA to present summary data and examples of this issue, including the costs these inconsistencies impose on the industry, to the GAO. If you would like to participate in the survey and share your experiences, you can go do so here.