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Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Erickson Aero Tanker, LLC

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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 Federal Aviation 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.

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Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before May 20, 2019.


Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2017-0133 using any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to and follow the 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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Deana Stedman, AIR-673, Federal Aviation Administration, 2200 South 216th Street, Des Moines, WA 98198, phone and fax 206-231-3187, email; or Alphonso Pendergrass, ARM-200, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, phone 202-267-4713, email

This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85.

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Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on April 24, 2019.

Victor Wicklund,

Manager, Transport Standards Branch.

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Petition for Exemption

Docket No.: FAA-2017-0133.

Petitioner: Erickson Aero Tanker, LLC.

Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: § 25.201(b)(1).

Description of Relief Sought: Erickson Aero Tanker, LLC, is amending their petition for reconsideration of the FAA's denial of exemption from the requirements of 14 CFR 25.201(b)(1) with respect to stall characteristics in the flaps 40/landing gear up configuration for its DC-9-87 (MD-87) airplanes. Erickson Aero Tanker, LLC, is installing a low speed alerting system into their design and is amending their related supplemental type certificate to support reconsideration. The exemption, if granted, would allow the airplanes to be used in aerial firefighting retardant drops in a flaps 40/landing gear up configuration.

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[FR Doc. 2019-08737 Filed 4-29-19; 8:45 am]