Document Title: Order 8900.2A, General Aviation Airman Designee Handbook
Summary: This order provides mandatory standardized procedures and policy for those who administer aviation mechanic, parachute rigger, or pilot oral and practical tests as well as issue airman certificates. It also emphasizes the importance of the designee’s knowledge of administering oral and practical tests. Compliance with these mandatory procedures ensures that airman applicants meet a satisfactory level of competence and workmanship required for certification. This order does not relieve Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) personnel from instructing and providing guidance to designees.
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Reference: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
   - Part 61, Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors
   - Part 65, Certification: Airmen Other than Flight Crewmembers
Comments Due: 11/14/2014
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Emily Rogers
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Document Title: Order 8900.1 CHG A021, Helicopter Air Ambulance
Summary: This change incorporates new information into the following sections: Volume 3, Chapter 18, Section 3; and Volume 4, Chapter 5, Section 1, Section 2, Section 3, and Section 5. These sections of Order 8900.1 define how Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors will evaluate how Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 135 helicopter air ambulance (HAA) operators comply with regulatory requirements.
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Reference: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
   - Part 1, Definitions and Abbreviations
   - Part 119, Certification: Air Carriers and Commercial Operators
   - Part 135, Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft

Advisory Circulars (AC):
   - AC 120-49, Certification of Air Carriers
   - AC 120-96, Integration of Operations Control Centers into Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Operations
   - AC 150/5390-2, Heliport Design
Comments Due: 10/31/2014
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Document Title: N 8900.A021, 8900.1 CHG A021 (V3 C18 S3), and Job Aid
Summary: This notice provides revised guidance for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificate-holding district offices (CHDO) and principal operations inspectors (POI) assigned to operators conducting helicopter air ambulance (HAA) operations under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 135. This notice amends all A021 templates for operators conducting HAA operations under part 135. This is a mandatory change to OpSpec A021, Air Ambulance Operations���Helicopter.
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Reference: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR):
   - Part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules
   - Part 121, Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations
   - Part 135, Operating Requirements: Commuter and On Demand Operations and Rules Governing Persons On Board Such Aircraft.

Title 49 of the United States Code (49 U.S.C.) § 44731
Comments Due: 10/31/2014
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Kristin Renaut
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