FAA Releases Draft Guidance on Major Repair and Alteration Data Approval

The FAA has released draft guidance on major repair and alteration data approval.

The guidance is targetted at FAA employees and is meant to provide them with assistance in the data approval process.  Nonetheless, this is very important guidance for the private sector because it will likely have the effect of limiting major repair and alteration data approval only to the scope of this particular guidance.  Thus, it is important for repair stations, and distributors  who rely on repair stations to perform major repairs and alterations (including such repairs and alterations as may be included in component overhauls), to review this data to ensure that it accurately describes the categories of data that must be approved, and that it provides a reasonable mechanism for approval of that data.

The draft guidance can be found online here: http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/draft_docs/media/8300.X.pdf.

Comments are due to the FAA by June 12, 2013 and should be emailed to major.ra.order@faa.gov.

Please send copies of your comments to ASA so that we can be sure that our comments reflect your concerns.

About Jason Dickstein
Mr. Dickstein is the President of the Washington Aviation Group, a Washington, DC-based aviation law firm. He represents several aviation trade associations, including the Aviation Suppliers Association, the Aircraft Electronics Association, the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association and the Modification and Replacement Parts Association.

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