It does seem to vary. When it updated on the FAA website, it showed "processing applications from 1 Aug" and when I looked yesterday it said "processing applications from 15 Jul" :cwm27: Guess like other government services, they are going BACK in time!!!
They are taking 100+ days currently is what I was last told by the feds. Of course I don't have much faith in them because I just had to get a new temp because I just passed 120 days since they decided to lose my 8710, ATP written, and all other assocaited paperwork and had to recreate everything.:banghead:
If you are at about 100 days I would definately call the FAA and find out what the status of your app is. This is how I found out they had no paperwork on me in process.
The phone numbers for Airman Certification are listed below. There are only a couple of people that staff these numbers so expect to be on hold for several minutes. My hold times were never longer than 10-15 minutes.