Concerns about the needs of elder aircraft are being addressed
by the FAA and leading aviation interests. Better yet; there is a
solid expectation for positive changes in the coming year.
Work on an FAA Advisory Circular for documenting approved
substitute standard parts and materials was conducted at a meeting
of the FAA Aging Aircraft Ad Hoc Committee held this week in Kansas
City, Missouri. Representing EAA were Vice President of Government
and Regulatory Affairs Earl Lawrence and Director of Aircraft
Maintenance Daryl Lenz. The committee works with the FAA Small
Airplane Directorate to develop materials that help small aircraft
owner maintain and restore their aircraft.