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F R O M R I C P E R I V I C E P R ES I D E N T O F G OV E R N M E N T & I N D U ST RY A F FA I RS FO R A EA

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. If you have comments about this section, send emails to avionicsnews@aea.net.

News & Regulatory Updates
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast
On Nov. 17, 2011, the Federal Aviation Administration announced the availability of a report from the ADS-B In aviation rulemaking committee, titled “Recommendations to Define a Strategy for Incorporating ADS-B In Technologies into the National Airspace System.” This committee was convened at the FAA’s request to provide a forum for the U.S. and international aviation community to provide recommendations on a global strategy to proceed with ADS-B In, while ensuring compatibility with the standards adopted for ADS-B Out. The FAA is currently reviewing the report to evaluate the appropriate course of action. On June 30, 2010, the FAA chartered the ADS-B In aviation rulemaking committee.The ARC specifically was tasked to provide recommendations for proceeding with ADS-B In, while ensuring compatibility with the ADS-B Out aviation standards set forth in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations Sec. 91.225, ADS-B Out equipment and use, and Sec. 91.227, ADS-B Out equipment performance requirements. The ADS-B In aviation rulemaking committee’s report submitted to the FAA on Sept. 30, 2011, is available for review online at www.faa.gov/nextgen/portfolio/trans_support_progs/adsb/.

UNITED STATES

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS United States
Line Maintenance
The following information is from Federal Aviation Regulations Part 145 and Federal Aviation Administration operations specifications. QUESTION: Does a repair station need to have the ratings that its line maintenance authority is based on? ANSWER: Yes, the repair station must hold the rating and/or capability to perform the required maintenance in addition to the line maintenance authority. § 145.205 (d) states, “Notwithstanding the housing requirement of § 145.103(b), the FAA may grant approval for a certificated repair station to perform line maintenance for an air carrier…” However, there is nothing to override the requirements of § 145.201(a), which mandates that a certificated repair station may perform maintenance on any article “for which it is rated and within the limitations in its operations specifications.” In addition, the operations specifications issued by the FAA states, “This line maintenance authorization does not constitute a rating. The certificate holder must be appropriately rated for the type of work performed under a limited rating or class rating to perform inspections and minor maintenance associated with this line maintenance authorization.” So, yes, any authority you have for line maintenance must be included, and cannot exceed your ratings and limitations, referenced in § 145.201.

FAA Policy
FAA order 8900.1 volume 6, chapter 9, section 19, Inspect Work Performed by a Canadian-Approved Maintenance Organization, has been amended to incorporate new information for inspecting work performed by a Canadian-approved maintenance organization.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News January 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Rockwell Collins' Fusion Upgrades
Member Profile
Where Are They Now?
Before & After
Next Step in the GPS Battle
A Conversation With...
Touchscreen Avionics: Training Required
Sounding Off On Audio Panels
Member Profile
Advertisers Index
Aviation Aces
Business Basics
Meet the AEA Board
Theory & Practice
Legal Ease
Special Report
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
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Avionics News January 2012 - Point of Communication
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Avionics News January 2012 - AEA Now
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Avionics News January 2012 - The View From Washington
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Avionics News January 2012 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News January 2012 - 19
Avionics News January 2012 - Rockwell Collins' Fusion Upgrades
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Avionics News January 2012 - Member Profile
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Avionics News January 2012 - Where Are They Now?
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Avionics News January 2012 - 30
Avionics News January 2012 - Before & After
Avionics News January 2012 - Next Step in the GPS Battle
Avionics News January 2012 - 33
Avionics News January 2012 - A Conversation With...
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Avionics News January 2012 - Touchscreen Avionics: Training Required
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Avionics News January 2012 - 39
Avionics News January 2012 - Sounding Off On Audio Panels
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Avionics News January 2012 - Member Profile
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Avionics News January 2012 - Advertisers Index
Avionics News January 2012 - Aviation Aces
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Avionics News January 2012 - Business Basics
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Avionics News January 2012 - Meet the AEA Board
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Avionics News January 2012 - Theory & Practice
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Avionics News January 2012 - Legal Ease
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Avionics News January 2012 - Special Report
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Avionics News January 2012 - What's New
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Avionics News January 2012 - Marketplace Classifieds
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