The FAA has extended an exemption that allows operators of certain small aircraft to be reimbursed for expenses, NBAA said last week. Operators must be NBAA members to qualify for the exemption, which allows for cost sharing in situations such as transporting a guest on a company aircraft or the use of an aircraft by employees of a subsidiary company. The exemption applies to Part 91 operators of piston airplanes, small airplanes, and all helicopters. The extension expires on March 31.
"The FAA will be reviewing the Small Aircraft Extension to clarify some elements of the additional maintenance flexibility granted under the provisions of the exemption," said Doug Carr, NBAA's vice president for safety, security, operations and regulation. "NBAA does not expect that the FAA's review will ultimately alter the provisions of the exemption in a way that would affect any members that currently qualify for and utilize the exemption."