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FAASTeam Notice
Type: General Information
Notice Date: Monday, December 4, 2017
Notice Number: NOTC7507
FAAST Blast – Kidde Fire Extinguisher SAIB, NTSB Seminar on Transition Training, Engine Maint. & Performance Monitoring, A-Z of
This notice expired on
Saturday, December 30, 2017

FAAST Blast — Week of Nov. 27, 2017 – Dec. 03, 2017
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

SAIB Issued for Kidde Fire Extinguishers

Last week the FAA issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB CE-18-05) for certain recalled Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles. These extinguishers, which may be found in GA aircraft, can become clogged or require excessive force to operate and can fail to operate during an emergency. The plastic handle fire extinguishers involve 134 models manufactured between January 1, 1973, and August 15, 2017. The FAA recommends you check your aircraft for any of the recalled Kidde extinguishers and replace it with one that is airworthy and not affected by the recall. For more details and a list of all Kidde models that are affected, go to

NTSB Seminar on Transition Training

The lack of transition training has been a factor in many GA accidents. If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, there is a free seminar on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, Va. Attendees will hear presentations from AOPA, NAFI, Cirrus Aircraft, and NTSB Member Earl Weener. This four-hour program is also FAA WINGS credit eligible. For more details and to register for the event, go to

Engine Maintenance and Performance Monitoring

Don’t let your engine contribute to a loss-of-control accident. Proper engine maintenance, advanced pre-flight, and performance monitoring can go a long way to eliminating this type of mishap. Get the facts at:

The A-Z of ATDs

Do you know the difference between a BATD and an AATD? Or how much credit allowance you can earn with each device towards flight training and/or experience requirements? The answers to these and other questions about Aviation Training Devices can be found in the Nov/Dec FAA Safety Briefing article, “The A-Z of ATDs — Sorting the Lot of Flight Simulation Devices.” Download your copy or read online You can view a mobile-friendly version of this article at


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