Airman Appeal Process
Following the issuance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of either an Order of Revocation, Order of Suspension, Order of Assessment, or the Denial of Issuance of Airman Certificate to an airman, air agency, air taxi, air dispatcher or mechanic.
1st Appeal: Appeal to Judge
1. Appeal or petition is filed by Airman to Office of Judges
2. Appeal/petition is assigned docket number and is acknowledged by case manager/ALJ
3. FAA files copy of order issued to airman and designates the order as the FAA complaint
4. Airman files answer to charges in order admitting or denying charges
5. Requests for discovery of information are filed by both FAA and airman
6. Hearing is set by judge assigned to case at a place convenient to both FAA and airman.
7. Hearing is held. Decision is issued. Judge affirms, modifies or referses FAA order.
2nd Appeal: Appeal to Full Board
1. Appeal is filed with NTSB docket section and sent to Board's General
2. Appeal brief is filed by appealing party.
3. Reply brief is filed by opposing party.
4. Board issues order affirming, modifying or reversing judge's decision or remand to judge for further proceeding.
5. Petition for reconsideration by losing party.
6. Reply to petition (by opposing party).
7. Board's ruling on petition for reconsideration.
8. Request for stay of Board order if intention is to proceed in U.S. Court of Appeals.
3rd Appeal: Petition to U.S. Court of Appeals
1. Petition in U.S. Court of Appeals (D.C. or place where petitioner
2. Board forwards certificate of record to Courf of Appeals (docket forwarded upon request from court).
3. Brief are filed in court by both parties.
4. Oral argument in Court of Appeals
5. Court issues decision on petition either affirming, modifying, reversing the Board or remanding the case to the Board.