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Aircraft maintenance: Gyro repair leads to failed vacuum system

Aircraft Maintenance | Feb 08, 2016

Any time preventive or repair maintenance is performed on an aircraft, there's a risk of introducing a maintenance-induced failure. In this case study, A&P Jeff Simon explains how unnecessary work on an artificial horizon led to a vacuum system failure.

New certification standards for mechanics in the works

Advocacy | Feb 04, 2016

A group chaired by AOPA has been tasked with developing new certification standards, handbooks, and test development guidance for aircraft mechanics.

AOPA endorses draft FAA policy on safety equipment

Advocacy | Feb 04, 2016

AOPA is endorsing a draft FAA policy that would make it easier to install non-required safety enhancing equipment in existing general aviation aircraft.

Pilots: Ask Maryland legislators to lower cost of flying

Advocacy | Jan 28, 2016

A bill that would exempt aircraft repair and upgrade parts from sales tax in Maryland will be heard by the state Budget and Taxation Committee Feb. 3.

Textron streamlines turbine service

Article | Jan 27, 2016

Textron Aviation has created a call center for owners of Beechcraft, Citation, and Hawker brand jets and turboprops who need unscheduled maintenance.

Cirrus launches interactive flight ops manual

Article | Jan 26, 2016

Cirrus Aircraft launched an Apple iOS-based interactive flight manual designed to give pilots everything they need at their fingertips to perform safe flight operations, the company announced Jan. 21.

Aircraft Maintenance: 'First, do no harm'

Aircraft Maintenance | Jan 20, 2016

Pilot and A&P Jeff Simon explains the importance of looking at inspection and preventive maintenance situations with a critical eye.

Aircraft Maintenance: Addressing control system issues

Aircraft Maintenance | Jan 04, 2016

Rigging and control system issues are often discovered during a test flight. Here are some tips to repair or adjust the rigging and control system to get the aircraft back in line with the manufacturer's design.

Big issues, steady progress highlight 2015 advocacy

Article | Dec 29, 2015

Addressing the big issues that will affect the way we fly for decades to come requires a big commitment, and 2015 has been a year marked by steady progress on some of the biggest issues of all.

Letters for my drone

Article | Dec 24, 2015

Registering a small unmanned aircraft proved pretty easy when the FAA opened the online portal Dec. 21.