The FAA recently released a new AD website at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/airworthiness_directives/. As of this morning, the old AD website was still available at http://rgl.faa.gov/AD.
I strongly encourage all aviation maintenance professionals to understand how your AD research tool works so you are able to do complete and through research. In the past, I have cautioned users of the old site to heed the front page warning and do research under both the model and series. I have also found it smart to look under the current and historic manufacturer names.
The new site incorporates new keyword searching capabilities. It is very important you spend the time to understand how the searches work on the new site.
What do you think? Do you find the new search tool better? Easier? Accurate? Complete?
Please post a comment on your thoughts about this new website and take our poll.