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31 December 2003

Document FAA-2001-8870-5
Docket Information
Petitions Docket Status
General Operating and Flight Rules Old Docket Num.

Docket Subject
Petition for Exemption
Docket Title
Exemption/Rulemaking - Masschusetts Institute of Technology
Data Entry Date
02/05/2001 RIN #
Action Office
AFS Action Sought

Docket Parties
Stat. Deadline
Comment Close

Last Update
03/13/2002 Close Date

Statutory Citation
Statutory Judicial Requirement
CFR Citation

Docket Attributes
ALJ Hearing
Archived Docket Abstract

Document Information
Document Type
Petition(s) Data Entry Date
Document Title
MIT/Lincoln Laboratory - Exemption/Rulemaking Next Due Date

Document Date
05/15/2003 Filing Date
05/15/2003 Answer Date
Reply Date
Next Due Item

Federal Reg. Citation
F. R. Pub. Date

MIT/Lincoln Laboratory
John G. Benkert
244 Wood Street
Lexington MA 02420

Submitter’s Representative
Service Date

Effective Date

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Related Reply to Doc #s
Document Abstract
MIT/Lincoln Laboratory is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) with its prime sponsor being the United States Air Force. Other major sponsors include each DOD Service and the Federal Aviation Administration. The Laboratory originally petitioned for and received an exemption from FAR 91.319(c) in 1990. It has renewed this exemption continuously from that date through July 31, 2003. The prime requirements for this request remain unchanged. MIT/Lincoln Laboratory is not testing the performance of aircraft, the aircraft power plants, or the performance of any aircraft system. The Laboratory is monitoring/testing the performance of equipment temporarily installed in the aircraft. These aircraft were all originally certificated in the standard category and are maintained to standard category requirements of the FAR. These aircraft are operated within FAA approved Aircraft Flight Manual flight parameters. The current fleet of MIT/Lincoln Laboratory aircraft include the following: 1. Boeing 707, N404PA 2. Gulfstream II, N105TB 3. Dassault Falcon 20, N20NY 4. Cessna 206, N232MT 5. Bonanza F-33, N4505S 6. DeHavilland Twin Otter, N254SA MIT/Lincoln Laboratory's pilot staff are all ATP rated pilots whom are typed rated and current in the category of aircraft flown. Training includes annual pilot in command checks with Flight Safety International as well as biannual training with the National Test Pilot School. The Laboratory operates a FAA approved Part 145 Repair Station which is under the supervision of the Boston FSDO 01. MIT/Lincoln Laboratory is requesting the renewal be approved to continue operations seemlessly past July 31, 2003.
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