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FAAST Blast – Lycoming Engine AD, ADS-B Rebate Program, NTSB Alert on PIREPs, Ready for AirVenture?
FAAST Blast — Week of June 26, 2017 – July 02, 2017
New AD Issued for Lycoming Engines
The FAA has issued a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A reciprocating engines that went into effect June 28, 2017. The AD, which was prompted by several reports of engine exhaust leaks, requires initial and repetitive inspections of engine exhaust system weld joints and torque checking the exhaust pipe flange mounting nuts. The FAA estimates the AD will affect 758 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. For more details, click here.
Act Now for ADS-B Rebates
For a limited time, the FAA is offering a $500 rebate for completed ADS-B installations in fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft. The FAA is implementing this program to emphasize the urgent need for pilots to equip for the ADS-B Out rule ahead of the January 1, 2020 deadline. Are you eligible for a rebate? Please visit www.faa.gov/go/rebate/ for details. But act now! The last day to apply for your rebate is September 18, 2017.
NTSB Issues Safety Alert on PIREPs
The NTSB has issued a new Safety Alert this week entitled: Pilot Weather Reports (PIREPs): Pay it Forward. The Alert reviews the importance of PIREPs to flight safety and provides tips and resources for pilots to enhance the quality and frequency of their PIREPs. One such resource you can use to improve your PIREPs is the online course, “SkySpotter: PIREPs Made Easy (ALC-96),” available on FAASafety.gov, as well as a PIREP Notice that went out May 10, 2017, at www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/noticeView.aspx?nid=7155.
Are you Ready for AirVenture?
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