Nominations are open for the General Aviation (GA) Awards Program. Help an outstanding colleague gain the recognition they richly deserve. Download a nomination form at www.generalaviationawards.com/nominations, complete and submit it to your local…Read More
Advisory Circular 43-18 and the Category Parts List
The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) has posted the Category Parts List (CPL) referenced in Advisory Circular (AC) 43-18 on the FAA website. Here is a link to the document. The CPL link also is available from this page on FAA’s Aircraft Certification website.
AC 43-18 (link to a .PDF version of the AC here), “Fabrication of Aircraft Parts By Maintenance Personnel,” describes the CPL as a necessary tool “to determine the criticality category of the part and the level of AIR involvement needed in the design data approval process for certificate holders fabricating parts.”
The AC, released in March, also says the CPL “is regularly updated and maintained in electronic format on the Aircraft Certification Service’s website by AIR.”
Several members recently informed ARSA that they couldn’t find the CPL online. ARSA quickly determined that, contrary to what the AC states, the list wasn’t available outside of the FAA.
The Association sent the agency a letter pointing out the discrepancy and asking it to be corrected. The agency soon informed ARSA that the CPL was available.
The hotline – ARSA’s premier member newsletter – has gone to the presses (metaphorically). Here’s a highlight from this month’s edition:
Sarah Says - Lights. Camera. Aviation!
By Sarah MacLeod, Executive Director
In response to ARSA’s Aug. 26 request, the FAA has granted a 90-day extension. The new deadline to comment on the draft AC is Dec. 10, 2014.
Comment on the draft…
ARSA is 30 years old – seasoned and experienced – and can live long and prosper with great, active members like you. After all, once you’re over the hill, you…Read More
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a final rule amending 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 145. The rule’s effective date is November 10, 2014.
To facilitate ARSA’s analysis of the…