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been posted to the CASA website. This AC provides guidance against Part 147 of the CASR 1998, pertaining to the carrying out of practical consolidation training. PCT is one way of satisfying the practical component of aircraft type rating training for B1 and B2 licensed aircraft maintenance engineers’ licenses. The other methods are practical on course, on-the-job training (Part 66 acceptable means of compliance/guidance material document) and permitted training (AC 66-1). An amended version of AMC/GM CASR Part 145 – Approved Maintenance Organization Requirements, has been posted to the CASA website. As per procedures outlined in annex 12E – approval of additional acceptable means of compliance of the standards development manual, an amendment has been approved to the CASR Part 145 AMC/GM material to remove an incorrect reference to the authorization of staff making maintenance certifications for specialist maintenance. An amended CASR Part 66 AMC/ GM Continuing Airworthiness – Aircraft Engineer Licenses and Ratings, has been posted to the CASA website. As per procedures outlined in annex 12E – approval of additional acceptable means of compliance of the standards development manual, an amendment has been approved to the CASR Part 66 AMC/GM material to provide further clarification on what can be constituted as a simple test of an avionics LRU by a Part 66 B1 license holder. Links to the CASA website can be found on the member’s only section of the AEA website at www.aea.net. q
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Canada
Transport Canada Acceptable Means of Compliance for Wireless Installations
The following information is from the Transport Canada Civil Aviation website. QUESTION: What is Transport Canada’s position with regard to the use of RTCA DO-313 as one acceptable means of compliance for installation of non-essential, non-required aircraft cabin systems and equipment, particularly wireless systems? ANSWER: TCCA accepts the use of RTCA DO-294 and DO-307 as guidance material for the purpose of the airworthiness approval of wireless systems installations. RTCA DO-313 entitled “Certification Guidance for Installation of Non-Essential, Non-Required Aircraft Systems and Equipment,” contains useful information that may be used in preparation of the certification plan for such systems. This RTCA document presents procedures for electromagnetic compatibility testing, system safety assessment, electrical load analysis that are considered to be acceptable means of compliance for non-required equipment installations, and refers to RTCA DO-294 “Guidance on Allowing Transmitting Portable Electronic Devices,” and DO-307 “Aircraft Design and Certification for Portable Electronic Device Tolerance.” Although the Canadian Aviation Regulations are different from the FAA FAR 91 operating regulations that are quoted in DO-313 concerning installation of wireless cabin systems, TCCA accepts the use of RTCA DO-294 and DO-307 as guidance material for the purpose of the airworthiness approval of wireless systems installations. At the present time, TCCA cautions that the acceptability of RTCA DO-313 as one acceptable means of compliance is limited to the electrical elements of the installation and does not extend to other disciplines, such as the structural aspects. q
Note: The AEA offers “Frequently Asked Questions” to foster greater understanding of the aviation regulations and the rules governing the industry. The AEA strives to ensure FAQs are as accurate as possible at the time of publication; however, rules change. Therefore information received from an AEA FAQ should be verified before being relied upon. This information is not meant to serve as legal advice. If you have particular legal questions, they should be directed to an attorney. The AEA disclaims any warranty for the accuracy of the information provided.

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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 - Rockwell Collins' Fusion Upgrades
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Avionics News January 2012 - Before & After
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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 - Sounding Off On Audio Panels
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