Advisory Circular AC 20-107B, pertaining to composite aircraft structure, will provide updated acceptable means for showing compliance with FAR requirements governing the airworthiness type certification of composite aircraft structures using fiber-reinforced materials. It supersedes AC 20-107A, dated April 25, 1984.
AINmxReports » June 24, 2009
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued Preliminary Regulatory Impact Assessment for replacement parts. It reviews existing EASA Part 21 regulations pertaining to replacement parts and compares them with current FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) regulations.
GE Aviation has signed an exclusive agreement with Aviall Services that expands the latter’s distribution of GE CF34-3 engine parts to include unique life-limited parts (LLPs).
Last year Jerry Roy Comeaux and his wife, Vicki, were indicted for “conspiracy to commit fraud, fraud involving aircraft parts, mail fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering,” according to the U.S. District Court of South Carolina. On Monday, Comeaux pleaded no contest to the felony charges and was sentenced to three years’ probation and payment of more than $400,000 to victims.
Unintended consequences of a proposed rewrite of FAR 21 certification procedures for products and parts will place an undue burden on repair shops and small businesses, according to Jason Dickstein, president of Washington Aviation Group. “The devil’s in the details,” he told AIN.
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