AEA Plays Host to Part 23 Reorganization ARC Meeting

The Aircraft Electronics Association is hosting a three-day meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 23 Reorganization Aviation Rulemaking Committee, Sept. 18-20, at the AEA’s Dan Derby Center for Professional Development in Lee’s Summit, Mo., involving representatives from the FAA’s Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification and Flight Standards Service, as well as aviation industry and community members, including the AEA.

The ARC’s working group is charged with creating a progressive, tiered certification system – from low-complexity, low-performance airplanes all the way to high-complexity, high-performance airplanes – so small recreational airplanes won’t have to be designed and certificated under the same regulatory requirements as heavier, more complex, and higher-performance aircraft. The focus is on improved safety, reduced cost and promoting innovation.

The participants met for the first time in November 2011 in Washington, D.C. This event marks the second time that the AEA has played host to the ARC, as the group also met at AEA’s international headquarters in January 2012.