14 CFR 398.4 - Equipment.

§ 398.4 Equipment.
(a) Except in Alaska, service will be provided by aircraft offering at least 15 passenger seats, unless:
(1) Average daily enplanements at the place did not exceed 11 passengers for any fiscal year from 1976 through 1986;
(2) The requirement would necessitate the payment of compensation in a fiscal year for service at the place when compensation would otherwise not be necessary; or
(3) The affected community agrees in writing to the use of smaller aircraft to provide service at the place.
(b) The aircraft must have at least two engines and use two pilots, unless scheduled air transportation has not been provided to the place in aircraft with at least two engines and using two pilots for at least 60 consecutive operating days at any time since October 31, 1978.
(c) The aircraft must be pressurized when the service regularly involves flights above 8,000 feet in altitude.
(d) All aircraft must meet the applicable safety standards of the Federal Aviation Administration.
(e) The aircraft must be conveniently accessible to passengers by stairs rather than over the wing.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 49 - TRANSPORTATION

§ 40101 - Policy

§ 40102 - Definitions

§ 40103 - Sovereignty and use of airspace

§ 40104 - Promotion of civil aeronautics and safety of air commerce

§ 40105 - International negotiations, agreements, and obligations

§ 40106 - Emergency powers

§ 40107 - Presidential transfers

§ 40108 - Training schools

§ 40109 - Authority to exempt

§ 40110 - General procurement authority

§ 40111 - Multiyear procurement contracts for services and related items

§ 40112 - Multiyear procurement contracts for property

§ 40113 - Administrative

§ 40114 - Reports and records

§ 40115 - Withholding information

§ 40116 - State taxation

§ 40117 - Passenger facility charges

§ 40118 - Government-financed air transportation

§ 40119 - Security and research and development activities

§ 40120 - Relationship to other laws

§ 40121 - Air traffic control modernization reviews

§ 40122 - Federal Aviation Administration personnel management system

§ 40123 - Protection of voluntarily submitted information

§ 40124 - Interstate agreements for airport facilities

§ 40125 - Qualifications for public aircraft status

§ 40126 - Severable services contracts for periods crossing fiscal years

§ 40127 - Prohibitions on discrimination

§ 40128 - Overflights of national parks

§ 40129 - Collaborative decisionmaking pilot program

§ 41701 - Classification of air carriers

§ 41702 - Interstate air transportation

§ 41703 - Navigation of foreign civil aircraft

§ 41704 - Transporting property not to be transported in aircraft cabins

§ 41705 - Discrimination against handicapped individuals

§ 41706 - Prohibitions against smoking on passenger flights

§ 41707 - Incorporating contract terms into written instrument

§ 41708 - Reports

§ 41709 - Records of air carriers

§ 41710 - Time requirements

§ 41711 - Air carrier management inquiry and cooperation with other authorities

§ 41712 - Unfair and deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition

§ 41713 - Preemption of authority over prices, routes, and service

§ 41714 - Availability of slots

§ 41715 - Phase-out of slot rules at certain airports

§ 41716 - Interim slot rules at New York airports

§ 41717 - Interim application of slot rules at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

§ 41718 - Special rules for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

§ 41719 - Air service termination notice

§ 41720 - Joint venture agreements

§ 41721 - Reports by carriers on incidents involving animals during air transport

§ 41722 - Delay reduction actions

§ 41723 - Notice concerning aircraft assembly

Statutes at Large
Public Laws

Title 14 published on 2014-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 14 CFR 398 after this date.

  • 2014-05-01; vol. 79 # 84 - Thursday, May 1, 2014
    1. 79 FR 24632 - Essential Air Service Proposed Enforcement Policy
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Office of Aviation Analysis (X50)
      Notice of Proposed Enforcement Policy.
      Send comments on or before June 30, 2014. Late-filed comments will be considered to the extent practicable.
      14 CFR Part 398