June 14, 2001
Updated version of DOT’s rule on air travel by passengers with disabilities.
This message was e-mailed to major U.S. airlines and aviation associations on June 14, 2001.
Attached is an updated MS Word version of our disability rule, 14 CFR Part 382, which incorporates the latest amendment (section 382.40(a): lifts for aircraft with 31 or more seats). This MS Word file is now an up-to-date version of Part 382 that includes all amendments. You are required by law (14 CFR 382.45(d)) to have a copy of Part 382 at every airport you use and to make it available for review on request. I encourage you to promptly provide an up-to-date version of the rule to all the appropriate personnel. (Note: non-compliance with provisions of Part 382 subjects the airline to potential civil penalties of $10,000 per violation).
Norman A. Strickman
Assistant Director for Aviation Consumer Protection
Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings
Office of the General Counsel