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Transport Canada Aviation Safety Letter

The ASL includes articles that address aviation safety from all perspectives, such as safety insight derived from accidents and incidents, as well as safety information tailored to the needs of all holders of a valid Canadian pilot licence or permit, to all holders of a valid Canadian aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) licence and to other interested individuals within the aviation community.


Maintenance Placards

The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) has identified that attempting to fly in an aircraft currently undergoing maintenance, and not yet returned to service, is a causal factor in a number of fatal GA accidents. This month’s #FlySafe topic suggests adopting informal lock out/tag out procedures to ensure pilots are aware of un-airworthy aircraft conditions.

See the fact sheet here:

Embry-Riddle Worldwide offers Free Online Course on Aircraft Maintenance

Embry-Riddle Worldwide will explore Aviation Maintenance from Feb. 26 to March 12. The free, two-week course covers aircraft maintenance, inspections, and how to effectively manage global challenges facing the industry.

Participants will learn about the different types of maintenance and inspection classes, as well as how to integrate safety into daily operations, while also maintaining efficiency.

Janitrol Aero Announces FAA Approval for an AMOC to the Recent AD on South Wind Cabin Heaters

The Alternate Method of Compliance (AMOC) will enable owners of 8000-series South Wind heaters to upgrade their systems and exempt them from AD requirements.

 Montgomery, AL (January 30, 2018) — Keith Bagley, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET), announced today that the company has received FAA approval for a global Alternate Method of Compliance (AMOC) covering AD 2017-06-03 on South Wind 8000-series cabin heaters.

FAA releases Technical Paper on ADS-B Installations

The FAA published its long-awaited Technical Paper (AFS-360-2017-1 (Rev 0, 09/25/2017)) regarding the installation of ADS-B Out equipment. The purpose of this technical paper is to further explain the FAA's policy regarding alterations to aircraft for the installation of ADS-B equipment. This policy applies to aircraft certificated under 14 CFR § 23, 25, 27, 29, and their predecessor regulations.