Sarah Nilsson, JD, PhD, MAS
Sarah Nilsson, JD, PhD, MAS

Aviation Law


Fatigue Education and Awareness Training Programs Required by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 117, § 117.9


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September 8, 2014 - The FAA selected four unleaded fuels for the first phase of testing at the William J. Hughes Technical Center. The goal is for government and industry to work together to have a new unleaded fuel that reduces lead emissions for general aviation by 2018.

Pilot Deviations


FAA Order 7210.56C Air Traffic Quality Assurance defines a pilot deviation: the actions of a pilot that result in the violation of a Federal Aviation Regulation or a North American Aerospace Defense (Command Air Defense Identification Zone) tolerance. 

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FAA Order 7210.632 now supercedes 7210.56C

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The FAA has legislative, executive, and judicial authority over certificate holders which stems from the Federal Aviation Act of 1958.


The Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has power over criminal offenses.


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FAA Order 2150.3B describes the authority, responsibilities, policies, guidelines, procedures, objectives, and legal aspects of the FAA's compliance and enforcement program. The policies and procedures explain how the FAA exercises its discretion in carrying out statutory and regulatory enforcement responsibilities.

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FAA Order 8020.11C describes Aircraft Accident and Incident Notification, Investigation, and Reporting

8020.11C with Chg 1.pdf
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