The FAA has extended the authorization of designees including designated pilot examiners, designated mechanic examiners, and designated airworthiness representatives whose training, oversight, or renewal dates fell on or after the recent government funding lapse.
The deviation from the renewal requirements is in effect regardless of how an individual designee’s status is shown in FAA information databases. It applies to designees in good standing, and includes Organization Designation Authorization holders, the FAA said in the Jan. 28 memorandum. The Organization Designation Authorization program is the process by which the FAA grants designee authority to organizations or companies.
Deviating from the renewal requirement was necessary because of a lapse of FAA funding that began on Dec. 22, the FAA said.