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Briefing September 2013 Issue

Briefing: September 2013

Part 23 Revision Effort Gains Momentum

An overhaul of Part 23, the FAA rules that address the certification of general aviation aircraft, is in the works. Now a bill in Congress aims to set a deadline of December 2015 for those new rules to take effect. GA manufacturers are anxious for the change, hoping that the new rules will let them bring new products to market more quickly and at less expense. A joint industry-government committee has completed an 18-month review of the current rules, and recommended a change to ASTM industry-consensus rules, similar to the system now used for light sport aircraft.

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