In May 2017, an ARSA-led coalition of aviation industry associations and private businesses sent a letter to the FAA seeking an objective standard for service difficulty reports (SDRs) under §…Read More
In May 2017, an ARSA-led coalition of aviation industry associations and private businesses sent a letter to the FAA seeking an objective standard for service difficulty reports (SDRs) under § 145.221.
In its July 26, 2017 response, the FAA agreed the term “serious” in context of failures, malfunctions or defects detected in articles during maintenance was “not well defined or interpreted consistently.” The agency, unfortunately, failed to see the industry’s logic regarding mitigation by corrective action or airworthiness directive.
To rectify the situation, ARSA has been working with the FAA regarding development of clear SDR guidance for repair stations. At the agency’s urging the association and its allies are developing a draft advisory circular that will align the SDR requirements for repair stations with those of design and production approval holders as well as owners and operators. The association is currently finalizing its draft and coordinating review with its association and business partners.
To read the coalition’s May 23, 2017 letter, click here.
To read the FAA’s response, click here.
To review the entire “serious” issue, which was created by the FAA’s 2014 updates to part 145, review the content below.
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