FAA is forming a new committee to develop recommendations for rewriting Part 23, the rules governing the design and certification of small aircraft. Part 23 encompasses everything from the smallest jets to single-piston aircraft. Light-sport aircraft (LSA), however, typically are not certified under Part 23, but must meet ASTM standards. FAA has chartered a Part 23 Reorganization Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to update the decades-old rules, originally written for less complex ...


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