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AC 00-71 - Best Practices for Management of Open Problem Reports (OPRs)

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Best Practices for Management of Open Problem Reports (OPRs)
Date issued
Office of Primary Responsibility
AIR-600, Policy and Innovation Division

This advisory circular (AC) provides “best practices” for the management of open problem reports, and is intended to complement AC 20-189, Management of Open Problem Reports (OPRs). This document contains guidance that is not legally binding in its own right nor will be relied upon by the Department of Transportation orthe Federal Aviation Administration as a separate basis for affirmative enforcement action or other administrative penalty. Moreover, conformity with this guidance document (as distinct from existing statutes and regulations) is voluntary only, and nonconformity will not affect rights and obligations under statutes and regulations. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.