Avionics News February 2013 - 14

In this monthly column, Ric Peri of the AEA’s Washington, D.C., office, informs members of the latest regulatory updates.

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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

Show Me The Regulations

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s we continue into the New Year, there are some
regulatory processes that are changing while others
seem to be constant. Neither is good or bad – they just
are. But even those things we rely on for the operations of our
repair stations or manufacturing likely will change before the
end of the year.
I write this month’s column from the campus of my alma
mater, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, an AEA member in Daytona Beach, Fla. The university is hosting one of
the last Federal Aviation Administration Part 23 Aviation
Rulemaking Committee meetings on the review and redesign
of Part 23 and the ASTM F44. The ARC was chartered to fol-

tion safety standards as well as the prescriptive method of
compliance. It has been found that the prescriptive regulatory
method of compliance is a negative cost driver, stifling innovation and creativity.
In Europe, we have seen the closing of the B2L comment
period and the start of rulemaking for safety management
systems for both approved maintenance organizations (Part
145) and certified aircraft management organizations (subpart M). This will be the year of analysis and comment to the
European Aviation Safety Agency on major organizational
changes to maintenance businesses. In its defense, EASA
has introduced a proposal that originated with a regulatory

“There is nothing permanent except change.”
Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus

low up on earlier reviews of Part 23 and propose changes to
Part 23 with one mission – increase safety and decrease cost;
specifically, double the safety at half the cost.
The ARC should be sending its report to the FAA later this
spring.
The biggest change will be the clear separation between
the certification safety standards, which will remain with
the FAA, and the design and methods of compliance that are
mostly in advisory circulars and will migrate toward industry consensus standards managed by the ASTM committee
on general aviation aircraft. Currently, the newer sections of
Part 23 often contain both the performance-based certifica14

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gap analysis and then added specific management elements
in support of the system safety initiative. The B2L notice of
proposed amendment closed Jan. 3. The comments submitted
through the comment response tool will be reviewed early in
2013 with a final position issued in the fourth quarter of 2013
or early 2014.
Also, 2013 will be the year of SMS in Australia and Latin America. We are seeing the general overall expansion of
SMS mandates throughout the AEA network. The good news
is we are continuing to train and provide guidance on safety and the overall use of the AEA’s own SMS program. We
now have completed SMS training at all but two of the AEA



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News February 2013

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Portable Powerhouses, VHF to GPS
Member Profile
Wires, Cables, & Connectors
Avionics News Through the Years
The Place To Be
A Conversation With...
Member Profile
AEAviators
Develop Your Best Salesperson
Business Basics
Trailblazer
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
Before & After
Avionics News February 2013 - Intro
Avionics News February 2013 - Cover1
Avionics News February 2013 - Cover2
Avionics News February 2013 - 1
Avionics News February 2013 - 2
Avionics News February 2013 - 3
Avionics News February 2013 - Point of Communication
Avionics News February 2013 - 5
Avionics News February 2013 - AEA Now
Avionics News February 2013 - 7
Avionics News February 2013 - 8
Avionics News February 2013 - 9
Avionics News February 2013 - 10
Avionics News February 2013 - 11
Avionics News February 2013 - 12
Avionics News February 2013 - 13
Avionics News February 2013 - The View From Washington
Avionics News February 2013 - 15
Avionics News February 2013 - International News and Regulatory Updates
Avionics News February 2013 - 17
Avionics News February 2013 - 18
Avionics News February 2013 - 19
Avionics News February 2013 - Portable Powerhouses, VHF to GPS
Avionics News February 2013 - 21
Avionics News February 2013 - 22
Avionics News February 2013 - 23
Avionics News February 2013 - Member Profile
Avionics News February 2013 - 25
Avionics News February 2013 - 26
Avionics News February 2013 - 27
Avionics News February 2013 - Wires, Cables, & Connectors
Avionics News February 2013 - 29
Avionics News February 2013 - 30
Avionics News February 2013 - 31
Avionics News February 2013 - 32
Avionics News February 2013 - 33
Avionics News February 2013 - Avionics News Through the Years
Avionics News February 2013 - 35
Avionics News February 2013 - The Place To Be
Avionics News February 2013 - 37
Avionics News February 2013 - 38
Avionics News February 2013 - 39
Avionics News February 2013 - 40
Avionics News February 2013 - 41
Avionics News February 2013 - A Conversation With...
Avionics News February 2013 - 43
Avionics News February 2013 - Member Profile
Avionics News February 2013 - 45
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Avionics News February 2013 - 47
Avionics News February 2013 - AEAviators
Avionics News February 2013 - 49
Avionics News February 2013 - Develop Your Best Salesperson
Avionics News February 2013 - 51
Avionics News February 2013 - 52
Avionics News February 2013 - 53
Avionics News February 2013 - Business Basics
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Avionics News February 2013 - 56
Avionics News February 2013 - 57
Avionics News February 2013 - Trailblazer
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Avionics News February 2013 - 60
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Avionics News February 2013 - 65
Avionics News February 2013 - What's New
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Avionics News February 2013 - 69
Avionics News February 2013 - Marketplace Classifieds
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