FAA Releases Updated Field Approval Policy | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.23.16

Airborne 05.24.16

Airborne 05.25.16

Airborne 05.26.16

Airborne 05.27.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.23.16

Airborne 05.24.16

Airborne 05.25.16

Airborne 05.26.16

Airborne 05.27.16

AEA2016 LIVE Aero-TV: 04/27-0830ET, 04/28-1400ET, 04/29-1100ET

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Sun, May 25, 2003

FAA Releases Updated Field Approval Policy

Inspectors Must Now Know Something About The Stuff They Inspect

This week the FAA issued a revised set of instructions (Change 16 to Order 8300.10) to FAA inspectors for the approval of major repairs and alterations to aircraft. These instructions replace those issued in September 2002.

Pain Relief

The revision was due to significant problems for aircraft owners and mechanics attempting to obtain approval for such changes. Some local FAA Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO) simply refused to process many of the applications for repairs and alterations and used what is commonly referred to as field approvals, or 337s. Aircraft operators in Alaska were so greatly affected that the FAA agreed to temporarily rescind the implementation of the new policy in the Alaska Region. The revised instructions clarify to FSDO inspectors what major repairs and alterations they can approve and what resources are available to assist them in making their determination.

Another issue: if the inspector was not "thoroughly familiar with all aspects of the alteration or repair" he or she could not provide the approval. This language led to the denial of several applications when the policy was first released. The revised instructions added the following statement:

"The lack of ASI qualifications does not mean the FSDO should deny a field approval and tell the applicant that they need an STC. The ASI can seek assistance from another ASI or FSDO, as appropriate."

And because some applicants do not have an in-depth knowledge of all the information needed and the manner it should be presented, the new instructions provide for that situation. They also allow applicants to make changes to the application in order to prevent denial and the need for a complete new application.

FMI: www2.faa.gov/avr/afs/faa/8300/8300_vol2/2_001_00.pdf

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.25.16: Canada SeaPlane Regs, Blimp Downed, Citation Longitude Mated

Also: USAF Hassled, Hummel UltraCruiser, Helo Limits, FAA Video, Greg Connell Accident, Medical Helo Suit, Bombardier's 100th VistaJet Canada is proposing changes to their seaplane>[...]

Icon Steps Back, Admits Curtailed Production Plan

Finally Talking (And Still Hyping), Icon Production Plans Take A Big Hit The following is the text of a release from Icon Aircraft (bluster and all)... ANN Analysis and industry re>[...]

Solar Impulse 2 Is En Route To Lehigh Valley, PA

Atlantic Crossing Next Major Hurdle Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) departed Dayton (OH) International Airport with Bertrand Piccard at the controls, this morning at 0402 local time (UTC-4).>[...]

Icon Controversy Continues, But Icon Has Yet To Speak Up

The Company That Won't Answer Questions, May Finally Have To Do So ANN has been bombarded with info and reports concerning the health and well-being of the Icon Aircraft program...>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.26.16)

Safety Management System (SMS) This FAA website was created as a public resource for those seeking to learn more about SMS within the aviation industry and the FAA.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC