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Friday, April 25, 2014

FAA Proposes New 'One Engine Out' Policy

Woodrow Bellamy III 

[Aviation Today April 25, 2014] The FAA is proposing a new policy to protect airspace for emergency operations when an aircraft engine fails during departure. 

 
According to the proposal, the new policy would designate one path for all airlines to use when One Engine Inoperative (OEI) procedures are necessary. 
 
The agency evaluates the takeoff path from every airport to ensure there are no airborne obstructions, however the current policy only considers the takeoff path for aircraft with both engines operating. 
 
"The proposed policy change provides stakeholders the option to invite FAA to assist with the planning for a single departure path for OEI operations for all carriers," the agency said.
 
FAA officials are seeking comments on the new policy through June 24, 2014.
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