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AEA Attends EASA Annual Conference

Last week, Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, was in Cologne, Germany, attending multiple meetings on behalf of the AEA European membership.

FAA ADS-B Rebate Program Goes Live Sept. 19

The Federal Aviation Administration announced this afternoon that its ADS-B rebate website will go live on Monday, Sept. 19, which will allow many general aviation aircraft owners the opportunity to apply for a $500 rebate tohelp offset an owner's cost to equip U.S.-registered, fixed-wing, single-engine piston aircraft with avionics that comply with FAA technical standard orders and meet the rule requirements.

AEA Europe Summer Update

As summer comes to a close, the Aircraft Electronics Association has been busy representing our European membership, and we have two more meetings scheduled with the European Aviation Safety Agency later this year. . 

EASA/FAA extend Form 8130-3 traceability mandates for new parts

On Sept. 8, 2015, the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration signed Change 5 to the Maintenance Annex Guidance of the EU/FAA Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement mandating that all new aviation parts receive an approval via an FAA Form 8130-3.

FAA publishes proposed revision to Part 23

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing a complete revision to the Airworthiness Standards for Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes.

FAA publishes ADS-B policy

The Federal Aviation Administration has published a policy memorandum that provides guidance for the installation and airworthiness approval of Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Out systems in aircraft.

FAA Funding Bill Includes Focus on Small Aircraft Certification

On Feb. 3, the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) introduced the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, a six-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration.