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Beware the Aircraft Model Change

I was tasked with exporting a General Aviation aircraft recently that was presented as a different model then it was originally birthed by the factory, or as we like to say, at the Production Certificate holders digs. After doing a lot of searching in the maintenance records I discovered that the modifications were incorporated back in the 70s and that the FAA had issued an Amended Standard Airworthiness Certificate (FAA Form 8100-2).  I...

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Owner Certifying Statement Missing – Replacement Airworthiness Certificate

Scenario: A certifying statement from the registered owner of an aircraft, requesting a replacement airworthiness certificate, was not included with a copy of the replacement certificate forwarded to AFS-AFS 750. Comments: Notice we are sticking to the topic of a “replacement” certificate. What we cannot ascertain from this finding as to whether the statement was submitted to the FAA and lost in transient; is indeed a Designee...

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Error Management 101

I thought it prudent to post the most common issues the FAA discovered during their review of our documentation packages. What I am not impressed with is the idea that these errors or omissions are happening and obviously are not being captured at the field office level. I am not sure what the FAA has done to remedy that issue but we can all agree that when it comes to paperwork we can all do a better job. I have decided to post these...

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ODA Order Out for Public Comment

Draft Order 8100.15B Organization Designation Authorization Procedures, is now out for public comment. This Order establishes the procedures, guidance, and limitations of authority that the FAA grants to an organization under the ODA program. This order also offers guidance to help ODA holders understand what we the FAA may authorize them to do, and the procedures they must follow. This revision incorporates general process improvements...

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For Those of you involved in the ODA World

The FAA realsed a new Policy Memo entitled Memorandum – Deviation to Order 8100.15A for Program Notification Letters (PNL) This memorandum authorizes a deviation to FAA Order 8100.15A, Organizational Designation Authorization (ODA) Procedures, paragraph 13-7a(l 0). This paragraph requires a Parts Manufacture Approval (PMA) ODA holder to submit evidence of an agreement (assist letter) between the ODA holder and the Type Certificate...

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