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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AL72 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: ●Revise Airplane Definition to Incorporate Powered-lift Operations 

This rulemaking would remove reference to the term powered-lift and designate applicability of current airplane operating regulations for aircraft formerly referred to as powered-lift category aircraft. This action is necessary to resolve discrepancies within the regulations, where powered-lift had been introduced in airmen regulations but not introduced for any of the associated operating regulations. This discrepancy is a barrier to the introduction of these types of aircraft into commercial service within the national airspace system (NAS). In addition, this action will also enable a path forward to airmen certification for the introduction of the first civilian twin-engine tiltrotor vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft entering into commercial passenger carrying service.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 119    14 CFR 91   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 40101    49 U.S.C. 40105    49 U.S.C. 106(f)    49 U.S.C. 106(g)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2022 
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:
Christina Grabill
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20591
Phone:202 267-1100