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Published on Tuesday, October 1, 2019
On August 12, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao swore in Stephen Dickson as the 18th administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Recently retired as the senior vice president of flight operations for Delta Air Lines, Dickson will oversee a $16.4 billion-dollar budget and more than 47,000 employees. He takes over from Acting FAA Administrator Daniel Elwell.
During his career, Dixon was an Airbus 320 captain and flew the Boeing 727, 737, 757 and 767 aircraft. He served as chairman of several industry groups and federal advisory committees. A former United States Air Force officer and F-15 fighter pilot, Dickson is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the Georgia State University College of Law.
Author: USPA Staff
Categories: Five Minute Call
Tags: October 2019
On October 23, Advanced Aerospace Designs issued reminders of approaching deadlines for compliance with its last two service bulletins.
PIA released Service Bulletin PSB-10092020 affecting after-market tandem main risers constructed with obsolete RW2 rings. All sport tandem main risers produced with RW2 rings, or equivalent sized rings, are affected regardless of the hardware manufacturer, the date of manufacture, the material type or the forging process used. This PSB does not affect "solo" main risers that use RW2 rings. Compliance is MANDATORY – REPLACE BEFORE THE NEXT JUMP.
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Uninsured United Parachute Technologies, LLC (UPT) parachutes. This AD results from reserve pin covers (RPCs) catching on the parachute container flaps and preventing the reserve parachute from deploying. This AD requires modifying the RPC before the next parachute jump and replacing the RPC at the next reserve parachute packing. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
It’s no secret that more and more people are turning to giving gifts of experiences instead of material things.
Strong Enterprises issued Service Bulletin #35 mandating inspection of the 3-ring attachment on tandem drogues manufactured between June 22, 2020, and February 2, 2021 whose last three digits of the serial numbers between 625 and 714. Status is MANDATORY. Compliance is IMMEDIATE – before the next jump.
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