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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AK63 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: SFAR-108 MU-2 Aircraft Training Requirements Update (SFAR 108 Update) 
Abstract: This rulemaking would relocate and update the content of SFAR No. 108 to the newly created subpart N of part 91 in order to improve the safety of operating the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) MU-2B series airplane. SFAR No. 108 will be eliminated from the Code of Federal Regulations on [DATE 14 MONTHS AFTER PUBLICATION] after which time all MU-2B operators must comply with this subpart. The FAA is relocating the training program from the SFAR No. 108 appendices to advisory material in order to allow the FAA to update policy while ensuring significant training adjustments still go through notice-and-comment rulemaking. The FAA is also correcting and updating several inaccurate maneuver profiles to reflect current FAA training philosophy and adding new FAA published procedures not previously part of the MU-2B training under SFAR No. 108. As a result of moving the prescriptive training requirements to advisory material, this rule will require all MU-2B training programs to meet the performance standards of this subpart and to be approved by the FAA to ensure safety is maintained. As a result of this action, operators, training providers, and safety officials will have more timely access to standardized, accurate training material. 
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 91   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 46306    49 U.S.C. 46315    49 U.S.C. 46316    49 U.S.C. 46504    49 U.S.C. 46506    49 U.S.C. 46507    49 U.S.C. 47122    49 U.S.C. 47508    49 U.S.C. 47528 to 47531    49 U.S.C. 47534    61 Stat. 1180    126 Stat. 11    49 U.S.C. 106(f)    49 U.S.C. 106(g)    49 U.S.C. 1155    49 U.S.C. 40101    49 U.S.C. 40103    49 U.S.C. 40105    49 U.S.C. 40113    49 U.S.C. 40120    49 U.S.C. 44101    49 U.S.C. 44111    49 U.S.C. 44701    49 U.S.C. 44704    49 U.S.C. 44709    49 U.S.C. 44711    49 U.S.C. 44712    49 U.S.C. 44715 to 44717    49 U.S.C. 44722   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  09/07/2016  81 FR 61583   
Final Rule Effective  09/07/2016 
Comment Period End  11/07/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Joseph Hemler
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
400 Airport Drive, Bldg 201,
New Cumberland, PA 17070