Avionics News September 2014 - 19

EUROPE

News & Regulatory Updates
European Aviation Safety Agency
The European Aviation Safety Agency has publicly
launched an EASA applicant portal, a new online tool
to prepare and submit applications to the agency. At
https://ap.easa.europa.eu, you may apply for minor and
major changes or repairs, changes to type design and
ETSO authorization application or changes.
Next to the only application, it also allows the
applicant to view and monitor the status of the
application, as well as manage their own contact details
and user credentials.
Its guided interface should simplify applying for
certification tasks, save applicants' time and effort,
minimize delays caused by validation issues and make
the entire process more transparent.
It is necessary for potential users to register for the
EASA applicant portal, and all the related information
is available on the EASA website.
In addition, the recently published NPA 201414 addresses a regulatory issue related to portable
electronic devices.
The specific objective of this proposal is to enable the
expanded use of PEDs during various phases of flight
by reviewing and updating the operational provisions
related to the PED policy.
This NPA proposes to amend the acceptable means of
compliance and guidance material to the Part-CAT (OPS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Australia
Fabrication of wiring looms (wire bundles)
in Australia
QUESTION:

Is a wiring bundle a "part" thereby triggering the
fabrication in the course of maintenance regulations?

regulation for commercial air transport) by adhering to
the following approach:
1. The operator must ensure that PEDs have no
negative impact on the safe operation of the
aircraft, i.e. the operator must demonstrate that
PEDs do not interfere with onboard electronic
systems and equipment.
2. In accordance with No. 1, the use of PEDs may be
granted under the responsibility of the operator,
i.e. the operator decides which PED may be used
during which phases of the flight.
The proposed changes are expected to establish a
more reasonable and passenger-friendly framework for
the use of PEDs. These changes will give operators
reliable tools to mitigate PED-related risks and hazards.

SOUTH PACIFIC

News & Regulatory Updates
Australia
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has amended the
following AC/AMC:
* Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance
Material CASR Part 66 Continuing Airworthiness -
Aircraft Engineer Licenses and Ratings.
* Advisory Circular - AC 145-5 v1.2 - Implementation
procedures for the technical arrangement on aviation
maintenance between CASA and CAAS.
A full list of final advisory circulars can be found on the
CASA website at www.casa.gov.au/ac.

ANSWER:

According to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, generally, the answer is no.
In general, if the aircraft/equipment OEM (or approved
data) has designated a wiring loom by part number, then
fabricating the wiring loom would be considered the fabrication of an aeronautical product.
However, if the aircraft/equipment OEM (or approved
data) did not designate the wiring loom a part number,
then bundling of the wires into a loom would not be considered the fabrication of an aeronautical product, thereby
not triggering the FITCOM requirements. q

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News September 2014

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View from Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Software Management
Member Profile
Keeping a business in the family
Are digital avionics secure?
A Conversation With...
Meet the AEA board of directors
Before & After
The Autonomous Navigation Systems AET Endorsement
Aviation Aces
Legal Ease
Business Basics
Member Profile
AEA members unveil new ADS-B solutions at AirVenture
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News September 2014 - Intro
Avionics News September 2014 - Cover1
Avionics News September 2014 - Cover2
Avionics News September 2014 - 1
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Avionics News September 2014 - 3
Avionics News September 2014 - Point of Communication
Avionics News September 2014 - 5
Avionics News September 2014 - AEA Now
Avionics News September 2014 - 7
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Avionics News September 2014 - The View from Washington
Avionics News September 2014 - 15
Avionics News September 2014 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News September 2014 - 19
Avionics News September 2014 - Software Management
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Avionics News September 2014 - 23
Avionics News September 2014 - Member Profile
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Avionics News September 2014 - Keeping a business in the family
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Avionics News September 2014 - Are digital avionics secure?
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Avionics News September 2014 - 37
Avionics News September 2014 - A Conversation With...
Avionics News September 2014 - 39
Avionics News September 2014 - Meet the AEA board of directors
Avionics News September 2014 - 41
Avionics News September 2014 - Before & After
Avionics News September 2014 - 43
Avionics News September 2014 - The Autonomous Navigation Systems AET Endorsement
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Avionics News September 2014 - 47
Avionics News September 2014 - Aviation Aces
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Avionics News September 2014 - 51
Avionics News September 2014 - Legal Ease
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Avionics News September 2014 - Business Basics
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Avionics News September 2014 - Member Profile
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Avionics News September 2014 - AEA members unveil new ADS-B solutions at AirVenture
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