This direct final rule
removes the requirement for a pyrotechnic signaling device required
for aircraft operated for hire over water and beyond power-off
gliding distance from shore for air carriers operating under part
121 unless it is part of a required life raft.
All other operators will continue to be required to have onboard
one pyrotechnic signaling device if they operate aircraft for hire
over water and beyond power-off gliding distance from shore. The
FAA amends the rule to remove the redundancy and regulatory burden
for air carriers operating under part 121. Effective February 7,
The FAA must receive comments on this direct final rule by
January 26, 2005.