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ADA Gets FAA Chief Counsel Answers

Back in August 2011, the ADA submitted to FAA Chief Counsel, on behalf of its members, two questions pertaining to Subpart L of part 21. The reason; many of us exporting foreign manufactured aircraft and engines, referred to as third country, were receiving conflicting information. To put the entire issue into context here were the two issues raised followed by Chief Counsel responses. §21.329 Issuance of Export Certificates of...

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A Question of Ethics

Remaining ethical in everything that we do should be the cornerstone of our conduct as FAA designees. Conducting our business in a principled way is not only the right thing to do it is essential. We don’t function in a box, we operate under the scrutiny of industry and the FAA, but this reason should not be a driving factor for conducting ourselves in an ethical manner. If it is then maybe we are operating on the fringes. And so it is...

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New Form Letters Added

I’ve added two new form letters which pertain to an owner/operator requesting an amended FAA Form 8130-7 Special Airworthiness; or a replacement FAA Form 8100-2 Standard Airworthiness Certificate. You can find them under the Forms tab under “All Resources” menu located in the right side bar. I created them in MS Word so feel free to...

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EASA MAG FAQs

How’s that for a pile of acronyms! I knew I’d get a chuckle out of a few of you. Good, humor is everything today. Seriously though, the European Aviation Safety Agency’s Maintenance Annex Guidance was published last May. In the words of EASA ; “the MAG details EASA, FAA, and applicant actions required to be taken in order for an FAA-certificated 14 CFR part 145 repair station primarily located in the U.S. to be...

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