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F R O M R I C P E R I A EA 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

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
On March 21, 2012, the Federal Aviation Administration updated its policy (change 196) regarding the surveillance of a repair station located in the U.S. for a European Aviation Safety Agency Part 145 approval under the U.S./EU Aviation Safety Agreement (FAA order 8900.1; V 6; CH 9; Sect 21). This section guides aviation safety inspectors on how to conduct surveillance and inspections of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 145 repair stations located within the U.S. that hold an EASA Part 145 approval. ASIs must use this section in conjunction with the maintenance annex guidance. However, the MAG supersedes this section if conflicts exist between the two documents. In addition, the ASI should accomplish surveillance in conjunction with the ASI’s annual work program for the surveillance of 14 CFR Part 145 repair stations located in the U.S.

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latory changes associated with amendments 107, 109, 113, 115 and 119 to Part 25, respond to National Transportation Safety Board recommendations and provide a general update to reflect current FAA and industry practices and policies. Advisory circulars, AC 25-7C, AC 25.1329-1B change 1 and AC 25.1581-1 change 1, cross-reference each other. They will be issued simultaneously. Comments are due no later than May 9, 2012.

Proposed Change to ACs 27-1 & 29-2, Miscellaneous Guidance 18, Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System
These AC MGs are being changed to update the current guidance, specifically in light of the pending HTAWS rules that will have an affect on normal and transport category rotorcraft certification. Comments are due no later than May 2, 2012.

Proposed Change to ACs 27-1 & 29-2, Miscellaneous Guidance 6, EMS Systems Installations
These AC MGs are being revised in coordination with the pending air ambulance and commercial helicopter operations, Part 91 helicopter operations and Part 135 aircraft operations; safety initiatives and miscellaneous amendments final rule. These changes add new guidance material for installing helicopter terrain awareness and warning systems, radio altimeter, night vision imaging system and flight data monitoring system equipment on normal and transport category rotorcraft. Comments are due no later than May 2, 2012.

AC 25-7C; Flight Test Guide for Certification of Transport Category Airplanes
This AC includes flight test methods and procedures to show compliance with the regulations contained in subpart B of 14 CFR Part 25, which addresses airplane performance and handling characteristics. This revision, AC 25-7C, is a complete revision to reduce the number of differences from EASA’s Flight Test Guide, provide acceptable means of compliance for the regu16
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News May 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and REgulatory Updates
Wireless Connections in the Cockpit
Member Profile
Harnessing Diversity
Before & After
A Conversation With...
General Aviation Flight Recorders
Global Complications
Aviation Aces
Member Profile
Low-Cost Flight Data Monitoring
Business Basics
Theory & Practice
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
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