The FAA has published new draft guidance for public comment. The guidance is meant for instruments and indicators designed for small (Part 23 or CAR 3) aircraft. It is a policy statement that describes acceptable compliance methods for replacing vacuum-driven attitude instruments with electronically-driven replacement indicators. Electronically-driven attitude indicators include indicators that use electrical power to (1) excite an internal gyro, or (2) replace the operation of the gyro with microelectronics.
The policy notes that electronically-driven attitude indicators may replace the existing attitude indicators used in VFR or IFR airplanes.
Comments are due to the FAA by August 21, 2015.
You can email comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments can also be delivered by mail or hand to:
Federal Aviation Administration
901 Locust St
Room 301, ACE-114
Kansas City, MO, 64106
Please send a copy of your comments to MARPA, so that the Trade Association’s response can support your concerns. Please also let the Association know if this is guidance that is important to your business.