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Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Hageland Aviation Services dba RavnAir Connect

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT).




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.


Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before November 13, 2019.


Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2019-0658 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, 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 20590-0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
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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 20590-0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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Linda Lane (202) 267-7280, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 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 October 15, 2019.

Brandon Roberts,

Acting Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking.

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Petition for Exemption

Docket No.: FAA-2019-0658.

Petitioner: Hageland Aviation Services dba RavnAir Connect.

Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: Section 135.297(b).

Description of Relief Sought: RavnAir Connect wishes to receive an exemption from section 135.297, subparagraph b, to allow the substitution of an Area Navigation (RNAV) approach with Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) minima for the precision approach procedure required by the rule. RavnAir Connect requests this exemption due to the limited availability of Instrument Landing System (ILS) precision approach procedures in rural Alaska and the equivalent level of safety provided by RNAV approaches with LPV minima. The petitioner contends that this exemption would be in the interest of the public by maintaining qualified pilots and therefore maintaining essential air transportation for basic necessities to rural communities.

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[FR Doc. 2019-23177 Filed 10-23-19; 8:45 am]