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8900.4 - Emergency Order of Prohibition Pertaining to “Doors Off” Flight Operations for Compensation or Hire

Document Information

Number
8900.4
Title
Emergency Order of Prohibition Pertaining to “Doors Off” Flight Operations for Compensation or Hire
Type
Order
Date Issued
July 08, 2019
Responsible Office
AFS-200
Access Restriction
Public
Description

This order informs inspectors of the issuance of “Operators and Pilots of “Doors Off” Flights for Compensation or Hire” Emergency Order of Prohibition, Docket No. FAA-2018-0243, 83 FR 12856 (March 26, 2018) (“the Emergency Order”), which prohibits the use of supplemental passenger restraint systems (SPRS) that cannot be released quickly in an emergency during flight operations for compensation or hire with the doors open or removed (“doors-off flights” or “doors-off flight operations”). The Emergency Order isapplicable to operators and pilots who conduct doors-off flights for compensation or hire.Additionally, the Emergency Order prohibits passenger-carrying doors-off flight operations for compensation or hire unless the passengers are at all times properly secured using FederalAviation Administration (FAA)-authorized restraints. Correct use of FAA-approved SPRSs during flight meets this requirement. The Emergency Order became effective immediately uponissuance. This order provides updated guidance for resumption of doors-off flights for compensation or hire and supersedes the information conveyed in Notice N 8900.506,Emergency Order of Prohibition Pertaining to “Doors-Off” Flight Operations for Compensationor Hire, dated April 10, 2019, which is now canceled.

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