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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice of petition for exemption received.


This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.


Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number involved and must be received on or before July 30, 2015.


You may send comments identified by docket number FAA-2015-0469 using any of the following methods:

  • Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to and follow the instructions for sending your comments digitally.
  • Mail: Send comments to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
  • Fax: Fax comments to the Docket Management Facility at 202-493-2251.
  • Hand Delivery: Bring comments to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

Privacy: We will post all comments we receive, without change, to, including any personal information you provide. Using the search function of our docket Web site, anyone can find and read the comments received into any of our dockets, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78).

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Deana Stedman, ANM-113, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356, email, phone (425) 227-2148; or Sandra Long, ARM-200, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, email, phone (202) 267-4714.

This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on July 6, 2015.

Lirio Liu,

Director, Office of Rulemaking.

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Petition for Exemption

Docket No.: FAA-2015-0469.

Petitioner: The Boeing Company.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: § 25.345(c).

Description of Relief Sought: The United States Air Force requires that the KC-46A be capable of refueling all aircraft that may currently be refueling using KC-135 and/or KC-10A tankers. Some of these receiver aircraft refuel at low speeds that would require prolonged flight with high lift devices Start Printed Page 39831deployed during aerial refueling operations. Application of 14 CFR 25.345(c) would drive increased maneuver and gust loads resulting in impractical redesign of the wing structure. The airplane design provides adequate structural capability for aerial operations with high lift devices deployed due to the limited maneuvering and the low frequency of occurrence. The petitioner requests an exemption from 14 CFR 25.345(c).

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[FR Doc. 2015-16866 Filed 7-9-15; 8:45 am]