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Regulation 101: Law for the Aviation Professional

Table of Contents

The Political & Legal Framework

  • The Politics of Aviation Safety
  • Regulatory Law: In the Beginning
  • FAA Enforcement
  • State and Federal Criminal Law
  • FAA Organization
  • The Regulations One by One
  • The Regulatory Chain
  • The First Link: Design & Production
  • Prime Manufacturers
  • Domestic and Foreign Suppliers
  • Approving the Design
  • The Type Certificate (TC)
  • Design Changes
  • Privileges of the TC Holder
  • Approving the Production
  • Delegations
  • The PMA Rule

The Second Link: Operations

  • Part 91, 121, 125 and 135
  • Part 121 “Design” Requirements
  • Operations Meets Design
  • Operations Meets Maintenance
  • Air Carrier Maintenance Requirements

The Third Link: Maintenance

  • Definitions
  • Part 43: What it Covers
  • Who May Perform the Work
  • The “How To” Instructions
  • Approved Technical Data
  • The Quality Standard
  • The Air Carrier Blessing
  • Who May Approve For Return to Service
  • Recordkeeping
  • Part 65
  • Part 145 Repair Stations

Other Considerations for the Professional

  • NTSB Accident Investigations
  • Suspected Unapproved Parts
  • The Freedom of Information Act
  • Your Relationship With the FAA

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