AviationManuals releases practical LOA guide to understand what authorizations are needed, and where
AviationManuals, the world’s leading provider of aircraft manual development services and Safety Management System (SMS) software for business aviation, released a guide for operators to easily understand various requirements for Letter of Authorization (LOA) applications.
AviationManuals’ LOA Guide outlines which LOAs are required based on flight parameters and geographic areas of flight. It highlights approximate application turnaround timelines, and key elements to keep in mind when submitting an application.
“Knowing which LOAs are required and successfully applying for them can be daunting for pilots and operators. Miscalculating approval times, or not having the right LOAs, can have negative operational consequences and can be a costly,” said AviationManuals CEO Mark Baier. “We wanted to create a free resource that outlines requirements and the application process so operators can more easily ensure they have the LOAs they need.”
The Federal Aviation Administration issues LOAs allowing an operator to engage in a specific flight activity that requires authorization. Although the FAA only requires a few potential LOAs for domestic US operations, other countries may require additional authorizations prior to conducting certain operations in their airspace.
The LOA Guide is free to download and includes:
AviationManuals provides additional information regarding LOAs on its website.