Air Transportation Division
Technical Programs Branch
The Technical Programs Branch, AFS-260, manages Air Transportation Division automation and the project management program.� Programs include:�
Part 298 Exemptions
Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL).
Administers MMEL, Flight Operations Evaluation Policy Board�s (FOEPB), and FOEB MEL policy development; approves MELs; and administers development of Flight Safety Board (FSB) new aircraft training requirements.
Operations Safety System (OPSS).
Manages the automated Operations Safety System (OPSS).� Flight Standards focal point for all Operations Specifications (OpSpec), Management Specifications (MSpec), and Letter of Authorization (LOA) issues.� Develops and disseminates policy and reference materials related to automated authorizations.� Provides OPSS data to support FAA policy and decisions.
Insurance and Economic Authority.
Maintains Part 298 exemption authority for all on-demand operations.� Maintains insurance for Part 402 foreign air carriers and Part 401 U.S.-certificated air carriers.� Advises DOT on compliance disposition of air taxi operators, commuters, and air carriers.
Federal Aviation Administration
Technical Programs Branch, AFS-260
Room # 831
800 Independence Avenue, S.W.,
Washington, DC 20591
Phone: (202) 267-8166
Fax: (202) 267-5229