The FAA today published an Extension of the expiration date for Special Federal Aviation Regulation (“SFAR”) No. 105 Reservation System for Unscheduled Arrivals at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. According to the FAA, the extension “is necessary to maintain the reservation system established for unscheduled arrivals at O’Hare International Airport while the FAA completes rulemaking associated with scheduled arrivals at the airport.” The extension corresponds with the FAA’s extension of the previously published NPRM proposing a reservation system for unscheduled arrivals into O’Hare until April 1, 2006.
Unfortunately, if you would like to comment on the extension, you can’t. Because the 5 month extension is “but for a limited duration and provides an interim measure pending adoption of a comprehensive regulation that addresses scheduled operations at the airport, No. 105, the FAA is not seeking public comment. However, if you would like further information regarding SFAR 105 or the extension, you can contact Gerry Shakley, System Operations Services, Air Traffic Organization; Telephone: (202) 267-9424; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.