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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AK80 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Miscellaneous Rotorcraft Regulations 

This rulemaking would revise regulations in title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 27 (Airworthiness Standards: Normal Category Rotorcraft) and part 29 (Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Rotorcraft) related to the certification of rotorcraft. The changes are necessary due to the extensive application of advancing technologies to rotorcraft as the current airworthiness standards do not adequately address increasing design complexity. Existing airworthiness standards are inadequate because they do not address increasing design complexity. To address these advances, the FAA currently issues reoccurring special conditions, equivalent level of safety findings (ELOS), and means of compliance (MOC) issue papers. This rulemaking would address these advances by updating the current airworthiness standards. While compliance with these regulatory changes will continue to be shown by the same testing, analysis, and inspections currently used, there will be a reduced administrative burden, to both the rotorcraft industry and the FAA, through the reduction or elimination of reoccurring special conditions, ELOS findings, and MOC issue papers.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 27    14 CFR 29   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106    49 U.S.C. 44701    49 U.S.C. 40113    49 U.S.C. 44701    49 U.S.C. 44702    49 U.S.C. 44704   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/01/2017  82 FR 50583   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/30/2018 
Final Rule  02/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Sandra Shelley
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
10101 Hillwood Parkway,
Fort Worth, TX 76177
Phone:817 222-5110