GAMA applauds launch of FAA Dynamic Regulatory System

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The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced Friday that it commends the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) launch of the Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS).

The DRS is a comprehensive knowledge center for all of the regulatory guidance material from the Office of Aviation Safety that combines more than 65 document types from a dozen repositories into a single searchable application updated every 24 hours, which includes all information from the Flight Standards Information System, and the agency’s Regulatory Guidance System.

“The much-anticipated DRS provides a centralized public database of regulatory safety guidance materials, which will benefit the general aviation manufacturing, maintenance and repair industries as well as the FAA,” GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce said. “GAMA and its member companies have been advocating for this critical tool, and we were pleased to be a resource throughout its development and have the opportunity to provide feedback during the testing phase. We have also appreciated the congressional support for this important initiative. The industry has been eager to use a tool that helps promote consistency in regulatory interpretation and application by making regulations, policy, and guidance readily available. We look forward to the continued evolution and improvements to the DRS.”

The DRS meets the Congressionally mandated recommendation to develop a single electronic database resource, organized by rule, to allow agency and industry users to access relevant rules and guidance. The information would also be made available to the public.