AviationManuals has been working closely with the FAA for the past year as a key stakeholder in the development of a new, streamlined letter of authorisation process (LOA) for Part 91 operators. That process is now available to all Part 91 operators leveraging FAA approved vendors like AviationManuals to apply for LOAs with the FAA and have those applications reviewed and approved on a streamlined basis.
“We have been collaborating with industry leaders the past several months to develop a more optimised process for obtaining LOAs,” says Clement Meersseman, senior advisor, international procedures, AviationManuals. “With our company's deep knowledge and expertise in aviation safety, AviationManuals played an integral role in the direction of this project and created the new standards and procedures for obtaining this essential document for operators.”
AviationManuals is the first aviation safety provider approved by the FAA to provide this service. This event marks yet another long and distinguished step forward in the company's history of promoting safety in the skies.
Up until now, the previous LOA process was cumbersome with disjointed approval procedures and wait times of several months. Utilising AviationManuals' proficiency in aviation safety practices, the company helped to create the new system that enables operators to continuously obtain the required authorisations from specific vendors.
It is an approach that will ensure a more streamlined final LOA approval process. This saves both the FAA and operators considerable time and money in maintaining their authority to operate.
Currently in the testing phase, this new process (available for new aircraft only) reduces the LOA approval time from weeks or months to days.
“We are extremely proud to have played such an important role in developing this new streamlined process,” concludes Mark Baier, CEO of AviationManuals. “The fact that we were the very first safety provider approved to participate by the FAA is a strong testament to what we do as a company. We look forward to the official roll out later this year.”