December 2014 Issue

Field Certs Need Fixing, Too

Since many aftermarket products are certified under AML STC (thatís blanket approval for a large number of aircraft models), the demand for FAA field approvals has lessened over recent years, but the process is complex. Field approvals require sizable amounts of paperwork and coordination on the part of the installer, while the aircraft owner absorbs the cost and downtime. Shops we talked with are frustrated with the process.

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