FAA Directive limits GA aircraft altitude

March 18, 2011 at 8:44 am | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: Aviation Week

Eclipse Aerospace last week called new altitude limits on the EA500 very light jet too restrictive and unsupported by the data, but says it is in the final stages of working on a fix with engine-maker Pratt & Whitney to end the limits.

On March 10, FAA issued an airworthiness directive (AD) that limits the EA500’s operating altitude to 30,000 ft. The AD, which was released without prior comment and which takes effect March 21, supersedes an existing emergency directive (AD 2008-24-07) limiting the aircraft to 37,000 ft. [Full story]

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