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May 27, 2004

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.27.04)`

"This time, the FAA got it right. They held a true dialog and listened to the people who know the aircraft best. Now they are choosing to work with the owners to find alternate solutions to what they determined was an unsafe condition." Source: AOPA Director of Certification and Regulatory Policy Luis Gutierrez, reacting to news that the FAA has abandoned an attempt to create an AD covering Cessna 400 series aircraft. The proposed rulemaking (NPRM) would have ADs that would have grounded most models in the 400 series while they underwent inspection and installation of a wing spar strap kit at an estimated cost of $75,000 per aircraft.

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