The Federal Aviation Administration has eased some flight crew training and medical requirements in light of the coronavirus outbreak.
The moves come after groups like Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and Airlines for America (A4A) urged the FAA to grant regulatory flexibility, saying the pandemic has made complying with some requirements difficult, hazardous and in some cases impossible.
The agency on 30 March released a policy update saying that for three months it will not take enforcement action against pilots for the reason of flying with an expired medical certificate.That change remains effective through 30 June and applies only to pilots whose medical certificates expire between 31 March and 30 June, says the update.“This is because of the burden that COVID-19 places on the US healthcare system, and because these aviation medical examinations increase the risk of transmission of the virus,” says the FAA’s notice.The FAA tells Flightglobal it is “considering a number” of other requests for regulatory relief related to the coronavirus.
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4/2/2020 07:07:21 pm
Life can be very hard and we can always have some things to solve, especially about the problems that we are facing right now and I am talking about the ongoing pandemic. Coronavirus has spread all over the world and we need to be extra careful so that there will be no complications about that may happen. It is better to prevent complex problems. It is a post for everybody to read.
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