(a) After December 31, 1999, any operator of a Stage 2 airplane over
75,000 pounds may operate that airplane in nonrevenue service in the
contiguous United States only for the following purposes:
(1) Sell, lease, or scrap the airplane;
(2) Obtain modifications to meet Stage 3 noise levels;
(3) Obtain scheduled heavy maintenance or significant modifications;
(4) Deliver the airplane to a lessee or return it to a lessor;
(5) Park or store the airplane; and
(6) Prepare the airplane for any of the purposes listed in paragraph
(a)(1) thru (a)(5) of this section.
(b) An operator of a Stage 2 airplane that needs to operate in the
contiguous United States for any of the purposes listed above may apply to
FAA's Office of Environment and Energy for a special flight authorization.
The applicant must file in advance. Applications are due 30 days in
advance of the planned flight and must provide the information necessary
for the FAA to determine that the planned flight is within the limits
prescribed in the law.