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Jul072011

FAA Agrees to Extend Deadline for Paperwork to Remain in BARR Program

NBAA and AOPA Seek to Prevent BARR Order From Taking Effect

The following information was released by the National Business Aviation Association

After being notified that general aviation operator groups plan to challenge changes to the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday, July 1, 2011, agreed to extend from July 5, 2011 to July 14, 2011 the deadline for owner/operators to submit paperwork to remain in the program “for the convenience of the Court.” For the moment, the implementation date for the Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) planned changes remains August 2, 2011.

The National Business Aviation Administration (NBAA) has administered the BARR program for a number of years. Members of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) have expressed strong support for maintaining the ability to preserve the BARR, which allows individuals and companies to “opt out” of having their aviation movements tracked over the Internet.

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