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This is an AIN report on collaboration between the HASO Working Group and the FAA:

FAA Working With Industry on High-altitude O2 Mandate
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HASO Meets with FAA

Members of the HASO Working Group met with FAA officials at the FAA Headquarters in Washington DC this May. The discussion focused on compliance issues with FAR 91.211 and what strategy can be established to resolve those issues.
Attending the meeting were HASO Working Group members Candace Covington, Doug Carr, Rick Miller, Nese Franco, Rene Gonzalez, Stefan Elwin, and Chad Bland. Attending from the FAA were John S. Duncan (Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety) and Michael A. Berry, M.D., M.S.
(Deputy Federal Air Surgeon) and members of their staff.
This was a candid discussion and very productive. The meeting resulted in establishing collaboration and the foundation of strategy that didn't exist before.
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AIN Podcast

Pete Combs' podcast on hypoxia includes interviews of HASO Working Group members Chris Shaver and Rick Miller.
The interviews begin at the 16:15 minute mark.

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NBAA BACE Meeting

The HASO Working Group hosted a very productive meeting at the NBAA BACE in Orlando. Along with several members of the working group, James Viola from the FAA and other guests from the Chef Pilots' Roundtable and NBAA Safety Committee attended.

The meeting began with an introduction by Doug Carr.
Rick Miller followed with a briefing on the history of the working group, the risk based case for regulatory change, working group findings, and suggestions for a course of action. Candace Covington concluded with a briefing on recent survey results.

An open discussion followed the briefings. It was concluded that the most agreeable regulation change will be in the form of an exemption statement added to CFR 91.211. The HASO Working Group will continue work on a proposal for the addition of an exemption paragraph. Kent Jackson will assist in editing the proposal for submission.
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HASO-WG Survey

The link located at the end of this message will take you to a short survey which provides you with an opportunity to voice your opinion anonymously about your experiences and challenges with CFR 91.211. Your candid responses are greatly needed to further the work of the HASO Working Group.

This survey is designed to take no more than five minutes to complete and will be open until October 7.

Please feel free to share this link with your friends and colleagues.

Thank you for helping the HASO Working Group to achieve higher standards of safety in business aircraft operations.

The survey has been completed.
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