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Notice Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Notice Number: NOTC7803
FAAST Blast — Part 23 News, GA Survey, PEGASAS Meeting, Weather Or Not?
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Sunday, July 1, 2018

FAAST Blast — Week of May 28, 2018 – June 03, 2018
Biweekly FAA Safety Briefing News Update

FAA Announces New Means of Compliance for Part 23

Earlier this month, the FAA announced that it would accept certain ASTM International consensus standards as a means of compliance (MOC) to meet requirements of part 23 for normal category airplanes. These new MOCs are a method, but not the only method, to meet part 23 safety standards. The FAA has accepted 46 ASTM consensus standards, as published, and an additional 17, with changes. The goal is to allow new MOCs without compromising safety. For more information, go to www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-11/pdf/2018-09990.pdf.

GA Survey Cleared for Takeoff!

The FAA has launched its annual GA and part 135 Activity Survey. If you received a survey for your aircraft by email, postcard, or mailed invitation, we are asking that you please fill it out promptly. The survey only takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The data helps the FAA improve GA infrastructure and safety. You can complete the survey today online at www.aviationsurvey.org. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call 1-800-826-1797, or send an email to infoaviationsurvey@tetratech.com.

PEGASAS Holds Its 2018 Annual Meeting

On May 23 and 24, 2018, the FAA’s Center of Excellence for general aviation (PEGASAS) held its annual meeting on the campus of Purdue University, one of the six core universities involved with the program. The event kicked off with a panel discussion on the future of GA, which included Deputy Director of the FAA’s Policy and Innovation Division Mel Johnson. Following the panel was a student-led poster session and a series of project presentations that gave students and faculty a chance to discuss updates on the many exciting and cutting-edge GA research projects underway at PEGASAS. The annual meeting provides a collaborative environment for the FAA and PEGASAS faculty, students, affiliates, and partners to exchange information on strategies that aim to improve GA safety. For more information, go to www.pegasas.aero or see our May/June issue here: www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing.

Weather … Or Not?

Weather Technology in the Cockpit is probably the greatest improvement in GA cockpits since GPS. What was once the preserve of biz jets and airliners is now available to virtually any GA pilot. But with this new resource comes the question of how we best make use of it. Guest writer Sabrina Woods takes a look at this technology, and lays out some strategies to maximize the benefits, while minimizing the limitations. You can read the article here: https://adobe.ly/2joWIXr. The full issue is available at: 1.usa.gov/FAA_ASB.

 

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