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Calling All Female AMTs and Pilots - The Master Mechanic and Master Pilots Awards Program Wants You!

FAA & FAASTeam News - Mon, 11/11/2019 - 10:54

Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award The FAA Safety Team is encouraging all female pilots and AMTs who have at least 50 years experience to apply for the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award and the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award. We will be honoring these amazing women at ceremonies during Sun 'n Fun April 2020 and EAA AirVenture July 2020.  Space is limited so apply early for either event. 

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November - December issue of FAA Safety Briefing is now available

FAA & FAASTeam News - Tue, 11/05/2019 - 09:29
Threat and Error Management

The November/December 2019 issue of FAA Safety Briefing focuses on the concept of resource management and error mitigation techniques in the aviation environment.

Feature articles focus on threat and error management and highlight the importance of sound crew and single pilot resource management. We’ll also look at ways flight data monitoring can help you steer clear of errors and learn from your mistakes.

Feature Articles Good Decisions on the Fly: Putting TEM on Your Safety Team CRM: The Magic of Using All Available Resources (And the Misery of Trying to Go It Alone) You Never Roam Alone! Putting Single Pilot Resource Management to Work Welcome to the Information Age: General Aviation Enters the Next Era

 

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Advanced Preflight After Maintenance

FAA & FAASTeam News - Mon, 09/30/2019 - 14:28

The GAJSC and the NTSB have determined that a significant number of general aviation fatalities could be avoided if pilots were to conduct more thorough preflight inspections of aircraft that have just been returned to service.

As the final authority for your aircraft’s fitness for flight, it's important you know how to properly preflight your aircraft after maintenance. Enhancing your relationship with both your aircraft’s history and your mechanic are both critical components of an advanced preflight.

For tips on how to conduct an advanced preflight after maintenance, check out our #FlySafe fact sheet.

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Airworthiness Concern Sheet-Piper PA-32 Hoses

FAA & FAASTeam News - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 09:37
 

FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education

 

Airworthiness Concern Sheet-Piper PA-32 Hoses

Notice Number: NOTC9659

On February 19, 2019, an IA contacted the FAA in regards to the applicable aircraft under AD 2017-14-04. During an inspection, he had noticed that the PA28RT-201 Arrow IV was not listed on the AD, even though it has an identical oil cooler installation as the other PA-28 Arrows with the same engine installation. Since the FAA cannot hold Part 91 owners/operators to the service life limit requirements provided by the manufacturer in the maintenance manual, the AD would need to be updated with any additional models to provide the proper coverage to avoid the unsafe condition with the Type C hoses. In addition, since AD 2017-14-04 only addresses the oil cooler hoses, the FAA is also interested in whether the flying public is still utilizing Type C hoses in their engine compartments to see whether adding any other hose applications (i.e. fuel, turbocharger, etc) to the AD would be necessary to ensure safety is being maintained. Select the following link to read the Airworthiness Concern Sheet: https://www.faasafety.gov/files/notices/2019/Aug/PA28-32_Hoses.pdf The FAA is requesting the following information from owners and operators of PA-28 and PA-32 aircraft: 1) Do you currently have any TSO-C53a Type C hoses installed on your aircraft in the engine compartment (any applications)? If the answer to the previous question was ‘Yes’:    a) How many hours time-in-service (TIS) and years installed have those hoses currently accrued?    b) Does your aircraft annual or equivalent maintenance requirements include a recurring inspection requirement (with specific inspection criteria and a specific inspection interval) for these hoses? Does the annual or equivalent maintenance requirements include a service life limit based on hours TIS and/or years in-service? 2) Has any owner or operator recently (within the last 5 years) purchased a TSO-C53a Type C hose for use in any application within the engine compartment?    a. Has anyone found that the TSO-C53a Type D hose, the preferred option, are more readily available from part service centers/part retailers than the TSO-C53a Type C hose? 3) Does anyone have any specific concerns specifically related to the use of TSO-C53a Type C hoses in any application, within the engine compartment? For more information or to reply please contact: Boyce Jones, ASE - Propulsion Atlanta ACO 1701 Columbia Ave Atlanta, GA, 30337 (404)474-5535 [email protected]

 

 

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