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Helicopter Association International (HAI) can now provide updates to a March 29, 2020, HAI press release about airmen medical certificates and an FAA announcement regarding waivers for part 135 operators that was issued on March 25, 2020.
HAI’s press release yesterday cautioned against FAA-certificated flight personnel allowing their medical certificates to expire based on information contained in the March 26, 2020, FAA Docket No. FAA-2020-0312.
An FAA representative stated that this was a draft document that had not been completely vetted within the FAA and thus was not ready for public release. Consequently, HAI recommends affected individuals ignore the wording in the docket.
This docket stated that the FAA was waiving enforcement actions against pilots and aircrewmen whose medical certificates will expire between March 31 and June 30, 2020. The document explained that the FAA’s waiver was connected to the COVID-19 pandemic and its related disruptions.