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Briefing March 2015 Issue

Briefing: March 2015

Terrafugia Seeks Exemption From Rules

Terrafugia petitioned the FAA in January, asking for an exemption from the light sport aircraft standard to allow extra weight and a higher stall speed for its Transition roadable aircraft. The request drew support from industry groups, including EAA, AOPA, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, and the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association. Terrafugia says the Transition will weigh 1,800 pounds and have a stall speed of 54 knots; the LSA rules set the maximums at 1,320 pounds and 45 knots. The changes would enable Terrafugia to build a safer airplane, the company said.

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