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May 16, 2014 - Covering Airworthiness Certification and Standards, May/June 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing looks at hidden dangers of layering supplemental type certificates, who to go to when plane has an issue, and how to take care of an aging aircraft. Users can learn more about airworthiness directive process and how to apply for STC. Aeromedical Advisory department introduces Dr. James Fraser as FAA's new Federal Air Surgeon, while Angle of Attack covers new policy on angle of attack indicators.

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Original Press Release

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration FAA Safety Briefing Update

Press release date: May 9, 2014

The May/June 2014 issue of FAA Safety Briefing is all about Airworthiness Certification and Standards. In this issue we look at the hidden dangers of layering supplemental type certificates (STC), who to go to when your plane has an issue, and how to take care of an aging aircraft. In addition, you can learn more about the airworthiness directive (AD) process and how to apply for an STC.

The issue’s Aeromedical Advisory department (p. 5) introduces Dr. James Fraser as the FAA's new Federal Air Surgeon, while Angle of Attack (p. 28) covers the new streamlined policy on angle of attack indicators. Vertically Speaking (p. 29) covers some exciting new initiatives by FAA, NTSB, and industry to improve rotorcraft safety.

The link to the online edition is: http://www.faa.gov/news/safety_briefing/.  Also, be sure to follow us on Twitter - @FAASafetyBrief

FAA Safety Briefing is the safety policy voice for the non-commercial general aviation community. The magazine's objective is to improve safety by:

  • making the community aware of FAA resources
  • helping readers understand safety and regulatory issues, and
  • encouraging continued training

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