AEA Says FAA's Paperwork is Burdensome | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.19.14 **
** Airborne 09.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.17.14 **
** Airborne 09.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.15.14 **

Fri, Mar 07, 2003

AEA Says FAA's Paperwork is Burdensome

If FAA Had Been Around a Hundred Years Ago, Would the Wrights Still be Trying?

In comments submitted on Tuesday to the Small Business Administration, as part of their public outreach meeting regarding current efforts to implement the Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) challenged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for failure to adhere to the Paperwork Reduction Act and their systematic increases in the administrative burden shouldered by aviation small businesses.

AEA challenged the FAA for not having a program to review and improve any of the paperwork burdens that it imposes on small businesses. The Association cited the FAA-certified repair station manual and FAA Form 337 as the most egregious examples of poor management of the burden on small businesses.

In their comments, Ric Peri, AEA's vice president of government and industry affairs, stated, "It is not unusual for a small business to spend 40 hours developing a manual and 30, 60 and, in some cases, over 300 days in negotiating the acceptance of the manual by their local FAA inspector. This negotiation usually includes numerous editorial revisions." Peri also noted, "Since the content of the repair station manual is dictated by the individual FAA inspector, a routine FAA inspector transfer or retirement usually results in some degree of manual re-write to meet the needs of the new inspector."

Form 337 Misued, Overused, Abused

AEA's comments also cited the FAA Form 337 by pointing out that while the FAA Form 337 is required for documenting major repairs and major alterations, many FAA field inspectors "encourage" the business to document ALL alterations on this form.  AEA's comments noted that this action by individual inspectors to "encourage" redundant recordkeeping is just another case where the local FAA inspector places an excessive administrative burden on small businesses.

AEA asked for the assistance of the Small Business Administration to encourage the FAA to develop small business friendly administrative procedures.

FMI: www.aea.net

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.19.14: Cool City R44 Cert, Reno Rumblings, Sierra Re-Jets The CJ

Also: Eclipse Improvements, AEA Urges NextGen GA Fund Adoption, FAA OKs External Cams, GA Accident Rate Declines The FAA has granted an STC to Cool City Avionics for the installati>[...]

Airborne 09.17.14: Boeing/SpaceX Win CCtCap, Flying Docs Endorse, Jetpack Bucks

Also: Chris Heintz, Lear 70/75 Certs, Beluga Birthday, Leap Frogs 9/11 Jump Cancelled, Lawyers Sue NTSB The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of >[...]

Aero-TV: AT LAST!!! - Avidyne’s IFD540 Receives Certification

Avidyne's Long-Awaited IFD540 Finally Gets A Chance To Show Its R9 Roots If you are looking for the bells and whistles of modern avionics you missed an opportunity if you were not >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.20.14)

ASTM International ASTM International, formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of i>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.20.14): Basic Empty Weight (GAMA)

Basic empty weight includes the standard empty weight plus optional and special equipment that has been installed.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC