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UNITED STATES

News & Regulatory Updates
FAA to host virtual International
Rotorcraft Safety Conference
Registration is now open for the Federal Aviation
Administration's first virtual International Rotorcraft Safety
Conference, which will take place Oct. 27-29 to explore ways to
reduce the national and international helicopter accident rate.
Leaders from the FAA's Aircraft Certification and Flight
Standards Services will open the conference, followed by
programs for the entire helicopter community. The first day
will include presentations about coping with the aftermath of
a helicopter accident, the consequences of failing to follow
procedures, the impact of drones, and the benefits of safety
management systems.
The next two days will focus on maintenance and operations.
On Oct. 28, mechanics will receive programming designed by
experts from Schweizer, Bell, Airbus, and Robinson helicopter
companies.
On Oct. 29, programming for pilots will include topics
regarding human factors, helicopter safety ratings, accident
prevention and investigations.
The conference is directed at rotorcraft pilots, mechanics,
operators, small company owners, government regulators and
industry executives from the United States, Canada, Europe,
Asia and many other locations. The event will offer Inspection
Authorization and FAA AMT and WINGS credits.
For conference registration and further details, visit
www.faahelisafety.org. q
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FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS
United States

Maintenance
The following information is from federal
aviation regulations and FAA Notice N
8900.410, which is available at https://
www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/
Notice/N_8900.410.pdf.

Question:

What does maintenance mean?

Answer:

The simple answer is the 14 CFR Part 1
definition:
Maintenance means inspection,
overhaul, repair, preservation,
and the replacement of parts, but
excludes preventive maintenance.
But that is the definition of
maintenance, not necessarily what it
means. To fully understand, we must
dissect the definition.
The definition of maintenance includes


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