ABS MagazineSeptember, 2014
In this Month's issue...
The FAA announced September 8th it has selected four unleaded fuels for the first phase of testing at the FAA’s William J. Hughes Technical Center. The goal is for government and industry to work together to have a new unleaded fuel that reduces lead emissions for general aviation by 2018.
The FAA will delay issuing a Final Rule that simplifies the process of certifying new airplanes by two years, according to a FLYING Magazine online report. Overhaul of 14 CFR 23 is expected to reduce the requirements and therefore the cost of certifying new airplanes and equipment, hopefully spurring innovation in light aircraft. According to AOPA, the regulations rewrite may eventually also simplify the process of certifying modifications to existing airplanes under 14 CFR 21 (which covers Supplemental Type Certificates, or STCs). Read the FLYING Magazine report.