The FAA‘s Civil Aviation Registry has made another important change to their Public Documents Room (PDR) procedures due to the continued spread of COVID-19, or Coronavirus.
After multiple changes made last week in order to protect their employees, permit-holders who regularly access the PDR, their families and the public at large, they have taken a significant new measure.
As of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Civil Aviation Registry will quarantine “all incoming physical documents, including priorities, for 72 hours.”
COVID-19 is able to survive on surfaces for up to several days, which heavily increases employee exposure to the virus.
There will be no change in processing timelines of priorities submitted via the email portal. The portal was made available in the initial procedure changes.
However, the “20-page email maximum” referenced in those initial changes is now lifted for priority cases – multiple submissions can be made if the file is too large to be accepted at once.
The FAA continues to try to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 while providing essential services and minimizing negative impacts.
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