Cirrus Vision Jet, the world’s first single engine Personal Jet, with new levels of safety, has been certificated by the FAA. How much more quickly would these advances have been available IF the new Part 23 had not been delayed?
The FAA is sending a team to investigate an unusual airship crash, PLUS this Part 23 aircraft’s envelope leaked so much gas that it was limp on the ground.
Most of the submissions were technical in tone and affirmative in posture toward the new Part 23. Three of the responses are particularly noteworthy.
A day before a FAA public hearing on a Part 23 NPRM, a GA industry coalition letter strongly urged the agency to issue the final rule by the end of 2016.
If the revised/new Part 23 wasn’t delayed, this special innovation might have been issued by now and certainly, much sooner.
Part 23: Observations on FAA’s NPRM, the Revision of Airworthiness Standards for Normal, Utility, Acrobatic and Commuter Category Airplanes.
Delay of this NPRM is not good for US manufacturers, the FAA and its employees.
The problems which the FAA has faced in defining how to regulate UAS are well documented, but the below article heralds a wave of new aircraft which will be an even greater conundrum for the…