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Many, many, many years ago, one of my mentors and I were discussing safety and corporate ethics. He noted that, regardless of the position you hold — owner, manager, pilot, maintenance technician, or customer — we are all part of the cultural team that controls safety and ethics. And yes, the two are closely related.

My mentor’s ethical philosophy — and mine — can be summarized as “do the right thing.” To achieve the desired result of zero accidents, we must employ this attitude in our everyday risk assessment and decision-making, on every flight, on every job.

FAA Order 8110.52B - Type Validation and Post-type Validation Procedures

The FAA issued Order 8110.52B, defining the policy and procedures to issue a type certificate (TC) for a product (aircraft, aircraft engine, or propeller as defined in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 21.1) or a supplemental type certificate (STC) for a major change to a product.