Aging Aircraft Ad Hoc Committee Meets in Kansas City
Kansas City (Special to AntiqueAirfield.com): On December 2-3, 2003 the "Aging Aircraft Ad Hoc Committee" met to begin formulation of an advisory circular to document approved substitution of standard parts and materials in the maintenance and restoration of the aging general aviation fleet.
Representatives from the FAA, manufacturers (Twin Commander, Cessna and Raytheon) as well as several aviation organizations and type clubs (AOPA, AAA, EAA, American Bonanza Society and the Swift Foundation) were in attendance.
Building on the success that the committee had with it's industry document "Best Practices Guide for Maintaining Aging General Aviation Airplanes" the committee hopes to have a draft AC ready for FAA internal review early in 2004 with final approval and distribution in late 2004.
This AC should help provide owners and FAA alike with a common sense guide to help obtain approval for replacement parts and materials in the maintenance/restoration of aircraft thirty years old and older.
L to R back of table: Brent Taylor of the AAA Charlie Nelson of the Swift Foundation Neil Pobanz, American Bonanza Society Representative Pierre Debruge, Twin Commander company representative Mark James of the FAA-Small Aircraft Diretorate Taylor Martin, also of the FAA-SAD L to R front of table Earl Lawrence of the Experimental Aircraft Association Ashleigh Needham, with Raytheon Aircraft Terry Chasteen, FAA Mike Alquist, FAA-MKC-AEG Barry Ballenger, FAA-SAD Penny Keeton, FAA-SAD Marv Nuss, FAA-SAD Not pictured Charles Pate of Cessna Daryl Lenz, EAA Bob Hackman of the AOPAPicture by Charles Pate