Leveraging Certification and Standards to Avoid Monstrous Maintenance Mistakes

The May/June 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing is all about Airworthiness Certification and Standards. In this issue we look at the hidden dangers of layering supplemental type certificates (STC), who to go to when your plane has an issue, and how to take care of an aging aircraft. In addition, you can learn more about the airworthiness directive (AD) process and how to apply for an STC. 
 
The link to the online edition is: http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/. Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter - @FAASafetyBrief
 
FAA Safety Briefing is the safety policy voice for the non-commercial general aviation community.  The magazine's objective is to improve safety by:
·     making the community aware of FAA resources
·     helping readers understand safety and regulatory issues, and
·     encouraging continued training
 
Got Weather?
The FAA and general aviation groups have launched an eight month Got Weather? national safety campaign to help general aviation (GA) pilots prepare for potential weather challenges they may encounter during the 2014 flying season.  FAA Administrator Huerta and GA leaders officially kicked-off the Got Weather? #GotWx campaign on Sunday, May 4, in Anchorage at the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering.

The Got Weather campaign partners are: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), FAA FAASTeam, GA Joint Steering Committee, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Helicopter Association International (HAI), National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI), National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA), Soaring Society of America (SSA), Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE), University Aviation Association (UAA), U.S. Parachute Association (USPA)

Be a part of the campaign at: http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/got_weather/

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