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SAFO 20002, Pratt & Whitney Canada Model PT6A Engines,

This SAFO alerts operators, owners, and maintenance providers of aircraft with PT6A engines of a safety issue regarding the incorrect installation of reversing levers (beta arms) and related components in PT6A engines.


The SAFO can be viewed by clicking on the following link https://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/safo/all_safos/media/2020/SAFO20002.pdf

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

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. 

November - December issue of FAA Safety Briefing is now available

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.

Advanced Preflight After Maintenance

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.