The FAA has published draft Order 8300.14A, “Repair Specification Approval Procedures,” and is asking industry participants to comment on the document before making the policy final.
AINmxReports » April 8, 2009
An American Airlines MD-80’s safety was jeopardized, according to the NTSB, due to an “unapproved and improper procedure used by mechanics to manually start one of the engines.” The accident, which resulted in an engine fire on departure followed by a go-around then an emergency landing, occurr
While the U.S. Senate has yet to introduce its version of an FAA reauthorization bill, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 (H.R. 915).
Counterfeiting remains a serious problem in the aerospace industry. “About 2 percent of the 26 million parts installed on aircraft worldwide are counterfeit; that’s roughly half a million parts ranging from hardware to advanced electronics equipment,” said Ben Jun, vice president of technology for Cryptography Research of San Francisco.
Dassault Falcon yesterday opened its newest Dassault Aircraft Services factory-owned service center at Reno Tahoe International Airport. The FAA issued repair station certification last week to the new facility covering maintenance on Falcon 50, 2000, 900 and 7X jets. Services available at Reno include airframe maintenance and inspection through B level, avionics, engine, aircraft support and an AOG go team.
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