As you may already be aware, on May 24, 2022, the FAA published new guidance to streamline certain communications, navigation, and surveillance equipment letter of authorization (LOA) applications for Part 91 operators. The new process is intended to streamline the review of aircraft capabilities, training compliance and procedures compliance, and allows applicants to bundle requests for up to ten (10) common LOAs in a single application. The new processes are currently applicable to ten (10) of the most commonly requested LOAs, including enhanced vision systems, equipment necessary to fly in North Atlantic High-Level Airspace and certain other oceanic regions and area navigation and required navigation performance terminal operations. While the new guidance currently applies exclusively to Part 91 operators purchasing new aircraft directly from the manufacturer, Brian Koester, CAM, NBAA director of flight operations and regulations has expressed optimism that will change over time. A more detailed summary of the Streamlined Part 91 Operational Approval Process and additional useful information can be found at:https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/afx/afs/afs400/afs410/part91_loa_process/. For more information or clarification on this topic, please contact our office and ask to speak with one of our qualified attorneys (954-763-5565).