Earlier this month, FAA proposed a new rule that would streamline approval of new technologies for small general aviation airplanes. The changes, based on industry recommendations, would focus on removing current prescriptive design requirements and replacing them with performance-based airworthiness standards.

The proposal targets airplanes with a maximum seating capacity of 19 passengers or less and a maximum takeoff weight of 19,000 pounds or less. More than reducing the time needed to get safety enhancing technologies, the changes would reduce costs and provide a better framework to incorporate innovation into the way small airplanes are designed and built.

Check here the full proposal!

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