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Today the FAA announced that the comment period for the MOSAIC NPRM has been extended until January 22, 2024.

Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certification (MOSAIC) is the title of the proposed amendment to the definition of a Light Sport Aircraft and some of the privileges of airmen holding a Sport Pilot Certificate.

This is an excerpt of the notice published in the Federal Register (with a link to the full notice).


Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Parts 1, 21, 22, 36, 43, 45, 61, 65, 91, and 119

[Docket No.: FAA–2023–1377;

Notice No. 23–10] RIN 2120–AL50

Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certification

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); extension of comment period.

SUMMARY: This action extends the comment period for the NPRM titled ‘‘Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certification,’’ that was published on July 24, 2023. In that document, the FAA proposed to amend rules for the manufacture, certification, operation, maintenance, and alteration of light-sport aircraft. The proposed amendments would enable enhancements in safety and performance and would increase privileges under a number of sport pilot and light-sport aircraft rules. These enhancements include increasing suitability for flight training, limited aerial work, and personal travel. This proposed rule would expand what aircraft sport pilots may operate. The NPRM also proposed to amend the special purpose operations for restricted category aircraft; amend the duration, eligible purposes, and operating limitations for experimental aircraft; and add operating limitations applicable to experimental aircraft engaged in space support vehicle flights to codify statutory language. The FAA is extending the comment period for this NPRM to allow commenters additional time to analyze the proposed rule and prepare a response.

DATES: The comment period for the NPRM published on July 24, 2023, at 88 FR 47650, and scheduled to close on October 23, 2023, is extended January 22, 2024.

This notice in the Federal Register(pdf)