AviationManuals Releases LOA Guide as a Practical, User-Friendly Overview to Understand What Authorizations are Needed Where

Washington, D.C., June 4, 2019 – AviationManuals, the world’s leading provider of aircraft manual development services and Safety Management System (SMS) software for business aviation, released a guide for operators to easily understand various requirements for Letter of Authorization (LOA) applications. AviationManuals’ LOA Guide outlines which LOAs are required based on flight parameters and geographic areas of flight.  It highlights approximate application turnaround timelines, and key elements to keep in mind when submitting an application.

“Knowing which LOAs are required and successfully applying for them can be daunting for pilots and operators. Miscalculating approval times, or not having the right LOAs, can have negative operational consequences and can be a costly,” said AviationManuals CEO Mark Baier. “We wanted to create a free resource that outlines requirements and the application process so operators can more easily ensure they have the LOAs they need.”

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issues LOAs allowing an operator to engage in a specific flight activity that requires authorization. Although the FAA only requires a few potential LOAs for domestic US operations, other countries may require additional authorizations prior to conducting certain operations in their airspace.

The LOA Guide is free to download and includes:

  • Who needs an LOA
  • A global breakdown of which flight profiles require which LOA
  • FAA approval turnaround timeframes
  • Resource links
  • Helpful tips to keep in mind

AviationManuals provides additional information regarding LOAs on its website.

AviationManuals will be exhibiting at the NBAA Regional Forum: White Plains
Jun 6, 2019 at booth 1312.

About AviationManuals
AviationManuals, based in the Washington, D.C. area, provides operations manuals and SMS software to fixed and rotary wing operators, drone operators, technicians, and FBOs worldwide. Founded in 1996, the company has produced thousands of manuals and supports more than half of IS-BAO registered operators. AviationManuals’ current focus is on Mobile Safety Management Systems through easy-to-use modules and apps.

Products and services include its ARC  SMS software and corresponding iPad app for its online subscribers, Flight/Company Operations Manuals, International Operations and Procedures Manuals, Minimum Equipment Lists, Emergency Response Plans, and Internal Audit Programs, as well as Letters of Authorization (LOA) support for RVSM, Data Link (CPDLC / ADS-C), and EFBs. AviationManuals is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and a part of its Leadership Council, International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and Flight Safety Foundation. For more information go to aviationmanuals.com.