American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

For over 65 years, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has served as the principal society of the aerospace engineer and scientist. Formed in 1963 through a merger of the American Rocket Society (ARS) and the Institute of Aerospace Sciences (IAS), the purpose was, and still is, "to advance the arts, sciences, and … Continue reading American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Plane Sense Chapter 11. Obtaining FAA Publications and Records

ADVISORY CIRCULARS Advisory circulars are issued by the FAA to inform the aviation public, in a systematic way, of nomregulatory material of interest. The contents of advisory circulars are not binding on the public unless incorporated into a regulation by reference. AC 00-2, Advisory Circular Checklist, contains a list of current FAA advisory circulars and … Continue reading Plane Sense Chapter 11. Obtaining FAA Publications and Records

Plane Sense Chapter 10. Maintenance Alerts

The FAA publishes AC 43?16A, Aviation Maintenance Alerts, monthly to provide the aviation community with a means for interchanging service difficulty information. The articles contained in the Alerts are delved from the Malfunction or Defect Reports submitted by aircraft owners, pilots, mechanics, repair stations, and air taxi operators. Maintenance specialists review the reports and select … Continue reading Plane Sense Chapter 10. Maintenance Alerts

Plane Sense Chapter 9. The Service Difficulty Program

The Service Difficulty Program provides for the exchange of service experience with aircraft and aircraft products to aid in the detection of mechanical problems. The incentive. for early detection is to get a jump on corrective actions and ultimate solutions, thereby minimizing the effect of equipment failure on safety. Aircraft owners, pilots, and mechanics are … Continue reading Plane Sense Chapter 9. The Service Difficulty Program

Plane Sense Chapter 6. Aircraft Maintenance Records

An aircraft owner is required to keep aircraft maintenance records for the airframe, engine, propeller, and appliances. These records must contain a description of the work performed on the aircraft, the date the work was completed, the certified mechanic's signature, the kind of FAA certificate, and the certifcate number of the person approving the aircraft … Continue reading Plane Sense Chapter 6. Aircraft Maintenance Records