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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AK80 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Miscellaneous Rotorcraft Regulations (Misc. Parts 27 and 29 Regs.) 
Abstract: 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 proposed changes are necessary due to the extensive application of advancing technologies to rotorcraft. 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 problem areas by updating those standards that cause unnecessary burdens in cost and time to both the FAA and the rotorcraft industry. By updating the affected standards, many special conditions, ELOS findings, and MOC issue papers would be unnecessary, thus reducing the burden and cost on both the FAA and industry 
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  04/00/2022 
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 Pkwy,
Fort Worth, TX 76177