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Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Avitas Systems, Inc.

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.




This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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 and must be received on or before July 19, 2018.


Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2018-0263 using any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to and follow Start Printed Page 30814the online instructions for sending your comments electronically.
  • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
  • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations 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.
  • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.

Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at​privacy.

Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations 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.

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Jake Troutman, (202) 683-7788, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591.

This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2018.

Lirio Liu,

Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking.

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Petition for Exemption

Docket No.: FAA-2018-0263.

Petitioner: Avitas Systems, Inc.

Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: Part 21; §§ 36; 45.23(b); 61.113(a) & (b); 91.7(a); 91.9(b)(2); 91.103; 91.105(a)(2)(b); 91.107; 91.109; 91.119; 91.151(a); 91.203(a) & (b); 91.205; 91.405(a); 91.407(a)(1); 91.409(a)(2); 91.417(a) & (b).

Description of Relief Sought: The petitioner, a subsidiary of General Electric Company, is seeking an exemption pursuant to Section 2210 of the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016, to commercially operate unmanned aircraft systems, including the greater than 55 pounds Pulse Aero VAPOR 55 rotorcraft, over private property and beyond visual line of sight for aerial monitoring of oil and gas facilities in a specific rural location in support of activities described in Section 2210, paragraph (b). The inspection of oil and gas facilities will occur during day.

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[FR Doc. 2018-13988 Filed 6-28-18; 8:45 am]