- Nov 14, 2009
- Rocky Mountains
Sort of, but the existing tiered system is "chunky". Basically there is jet/not jet, twin/single, <6000pounds, <12500 pounds. One example used at the meeting today was certification of twins. Right now it appears that the FAA would make someone that builds a new version of a 337 go through all the steps that are required by a typical non-linear thrust twin. Under the ASTM standards it would be clear up front that the manufacturer would not have to show why their plane need not have a Vmc speed. (kind of a lame example but the best I can do right now)So aren't we, in essence, talking about modifying an existing tiered system rather than 'creating' a tiered system?