Airworthiness

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Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Dec 01, 2006

John S. Yodice and his associates provide legal counsel to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

FAA issues AD for ECi cylinders on Lycoming engines

Article | Sep 01, 2006

FAA issues AD for ECi cylinders on Lycoming engines The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) requiring the replacement of certain ECi "Classic Cast" cylinder assemblies installed on Lycoming 320-, 360-, and 540-series parallel valve engines. "The cylinders are installed on more than 1,500 Lycoming engines in the United States," said Luis Gutierrez, AOPA director of certification policy.

Lycoming crankshaft AD expands

Article | Jun 01, 2006

Lycoming crankshaft AD expands The FAA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would expand the Lycoming crankshaft airworthiness directive (AD) to an additional 325 aircraft. The rule would require replacing the crankshaft in certain Lycoming 360-series engines that were built or overhauled after March 1, 1999.

Answers for Pilots

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2006

The difference is crucial Aircraft maintenance is serious business. Putting the obvious safety considerations aside, not complying with airworthiness directives and the associated maintenance regulations could mean enforcement trouble for the aircraft owner or operator, as well as for the mechanic.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2006

John S. Yodice, legal counsel for AOPA and IAOPA, owns and flies a Cessna 310.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Jan 01, 2006

Can yours handle the heat and the pressure? It was a simpler world when the Bureau of Air Commerce, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce, issued Aeronautics Bulletin No.

Airframe and Powerplant

Article | Oct 01, 2005

How FAA information helps owners Airplane owners who take an interest in the full scope of ownership — not just in the piloting skills required to plan and complete their flights — learn that the real struggle involved in ownership boils down to information. There's no shortage — it seems as if everyone even remotely involved in aviation fancies himself an expert on some subject and is willing to share his expertise.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | Sep 01, 2005

Measuring how airframe fatigue affects aircraft There's no disagreement from anyone — AOPA, the FAA, owners groups, and airplane manufacturers — that airframe fatigue must be addressed. But it isn't an easy task.

Airframe and Powerplant

Pilot Magazine | May 01, 2005

Why you need an oil filter In the beginning there were dinosaurs and prehistoric flora and fauna. There were no airplanes.

Pilot Counsel

Pilot Magazine | Apr 01, 2005

AOPA General Counsel John S. Yodice has been reporting on aviation law for more than 30 years.