FAA Announces Full Electronic Distribution of AD’s.

    [Federal Register: August 5, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 149)]
    Page 39135-39136]
    From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Full Electronic Distribution of Airworthiness Directives
    AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
    ACTION: Notice of policy change; final disposition.


    SUMMARY: This notice announces the FAA's schedule for transitioning to
    full electronic distribution of airworthiness directives (ADs). This
    transition will provide a timelier and more cost effective method for
    the FAA to provide safety information.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Josh Peebles, Federal Aviation
    Administration, Aircraft Certification Service, Aircraft Engineering
    Division, Delegation and Airworthiness Programs Branch, AIR-140, 6500
    S. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73125. Telephone: (405)
    954-1345; fax: (405) 954-2209, or e-mail:



    On August 24, 2006 we published a notice in the Federal Register
    (71 FR 50113) to announce changes in our AD and Special Airworthiness
    Information Bulletins (SAIB) printing and distribution policy. We also
    announced our intention to transition to full electronic distribution
    for ADs and notified the public that we would immediately stop mailing
    paper copies of SAIBs.
    On March 1, 2007 we published a notice in the Federal Register (72
    FR 9394) to announce our e-mail subscription service for ADs and SAIBs.
    The service, known as GovDelivery, was activated in May 2007 and is
    accessible from the Regulatory and Guidance Library (RGL) homepage at:

    . The service is free of charge and allows any
    interested party to subscribe. Subscribers may choose to receive all
    published documents or only those pertaining to a specific product make
    and model. They also may choose to receive all published documents for

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    general categories such as `small airplane' or `engine.' The
    subscription service sends ADs and SAIBs to the e-mail address of each
    subscriber within minutes after publication in the RGL.
    In September of 2007, the FAA stopped mailing paper copies of ADs
    and SAIBs to all owners and operators of transport airplanes and
    engines installed on transport airplanes.

    Full Electronic Distribution

    a. We will stop mailing paper copies of the remaining products
    according to the following schedule:

    Product Date
    Transport rotorcraft and rotorcraft October 1, 2009.
    All other rotorcraft and rotorcraft January 1, 2010.
    All aircraft, engines, and propellers. March 1, 2010.

    b. Owners and operators should use the following resources to
    obtain AD and SAIB information electronically:
    (1) Regulatory and Guidance Library (RGL) Web siteK
    (2) Federal Register Web site:
    (3) GovDelivery e-mail service--ADs are automatically e-mailed to
    subscribers who sign-up through the RGL homepage.
    c. For those people who might not have computer access or who still
    desire paper copies, the FAA will continue to provide the AD Biweekly,
    which is a paid subscription of all ADs issued in the Federal Register
    over the previous 2-week period. The AD Biweekly is printed and mailed
    by the Government Printing Office (GPO) and does not include SAIBs.
    Contact the GPO directly at phone: (202) 512-1806 to subscribe.
    d. We will continue to fax and or mail paper copies of Emergency
    ADs until further notice.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 30, 2009.
    Susan J. M. Cabler,
    Assistant Manager, Aircraft Engineering Division, Aircraft
    Certification Service.
    [FR Doc. E9-18646 Filed 8-4-09; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 4910-13-P



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