Avionics News November 2015 - 12
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The Aircraft Electronics Association's international membership continues to grow. Currently, the AEA represents avionics
businesses in more than 40 countries throughout the world. To better serve the needs of the AEA's international membership,
the "International News and Regulatory Updates" section of Avionics News offers a greater focus on international regulatory
activity, international industry news and an international "Frequently Asked Questions" column to help promote standardization.
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News & Regulatory Updates
Changes to production
certificates and approvals
The Federal Aviation Administration is amending certification procedures and marking requirements for aeronautical products and articles. This final rule published on Oct. 1, 2015, changes the following:
* The amendment requires production approval holders to
identify an accountable manager who is responsible for,
and has authority over, their production operations and
serves as the primary contact with the FAA.
* Allows production approval holders to issue authorized
release documents for aircraft engines, propellers and
articles; permits production certificate holders to manufacture and install interface components.
* Requires production approval holders to ensure that each
supplier-provided product, article or service conforms to
the production approval holder's requirements and establish a supplier-reporting process for products, articles or
services that have been released from or provided by the
supplier and subsequently found not to conform to the
production approval holder's requirements.
* Removes the requirement that fixed-pitch wooden propellers be marked using an approved fireproof method.
* Changes the title of Part 21 of Title 14 of the Code of
On Oct. 1, 2015, the FAA also published the availability of
the latest revision to Advisory Circular 187-1. Advisory Circular
187-1J transmits an updated schedule of charges for services of
FAA Flight Standards aviation safety inspectors outside the U.S.
The following information is from the
Federal Aviation Administration's legal
Can an aircraft component part be
recorded as overhauled if it is not subjected to
"disassembly, repair, assembly (or) testing?"
From the FAA's Aug. 8, 2015, legal
interpretation regarding the legal
interpretation of "overhaul" in 14 CFR
§ 43.2 Records of overhaul and
(a) No person may describe in any
required maintenance entry or form
an aircraft, airframe, aircraft engine,
propeller, appliance or component part
as being overhauled unless -
(1) Using methods, techniques
the administrator, it has been
disassembled, cleaned, inspected,