Avionics News November 2012 - 11

Reminder: Comments Due Nov. 19 on FAA’s Part 145 Proposal
Proposal is Costly, Damaging to Avionics Industry
The Aircraft Electronics Association is speaking out against the Federal Aviation Administration’s proposed rulemaking for Part 145 repair stations. This proposal makes wholesale changes to the avionics industry with damaging and costly repercussions. The FAA proposes to remove radio and instrument ratings and allow airframe-rated repair stations to work on radio and instrument components without any obvious qualifications or ratings. The rule proposes a 24-month implementation period to reissue new certificates. With the current lack of FAA workforce and sequestration initiatives, how will the agency approve and reissue certifications to 4,000 repair stations in a 24-month period? The AEA is urging members to submit comments by the Nov. 19 deadline. To help understand the scope of the proposed significant and potentially damaging rewrite of Part 145, the AEA has published a comparative analysis of the proposed changes to current regulatory language. Visit www.aea. net/governmentaffairs/pdf/FAAProposed145Comparison. pdf to read the AEA’s comparative analysis. The yellow highlighted portions of the comparative analysis indicate the distinct differences between the proposed changes and current regulatory language. To read the FAA’s notice of proposed rulemaking, visit www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-05-21/pdf/201211984.pdf. q

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News November 2012

Point of Communication
AEA Now
International News and Regulatory Updates
Modernizing Electricals
Member Profile
House & Hangar Calls
Gliders, Sailplanes and Motor-Gliders
A Conversation With...
Apple's Latest Smartphone Creates Chaos, Opportunity
Before & After
Member Profile
Business Basics
Aviation Aces
Theory & Practice
Legal Ease
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
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Avionics News November 2012 - AEA Now
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Avionics News November 2012 - International News and Regulatory Updates
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Avionics News November 2012 - Modernizing Electricals
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Avionics News November 2012 - Member Profile
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Avionics News November 2012 - House & Hangar Calls
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Avionics News November 2012 - Gliders, Sailplanes and Motor-Gliders
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Avionics News November 2012 - A Conversation With...
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Avionics News November 2012 - Apple's Latest Smartphone Creates Chaos, Opportunity
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Avionics News November 2012 - Before & After
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Avionics News November 2012 - Business Basics
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Avionics News November 2012 - Aviation Aces
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Avionics News November 2012 - Theory & Practice
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Avionics News November 2012 - Legal Ease
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Avionics News November 2012 - What's New
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Avionics News November 2012 - Marketplace Classifieds
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