Accession Number:

AD0667145

Title:

FAA PRESENT AND FUTURE PHILOSOPHY IN REGULATING AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION AGENCY WASHINGTON D C FLIGHT STANDARDS SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-11-04

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Agency and the industry have progressed through three major maintenance concepts in the last 25 years or so. Broadly speaking, Phase I was the era before World War II or the DC-3 era. Phase II was the period immediately following the end of World War II and included the piston-powered Constellation, Conviar, Curtiss, Boeing, and Douglas equipment. Phase III, the present stage, basically covers the turbine-powered airplanes. Phase IV is tomorrow, and while the FAA and the industry must provide for the DC-3s and piston-powered large airplanes, the primary philosophy must be developed so that it provides for the safety of a growing fleet of turbine-powered airplanes, plus the jumbo jet and the supersonic transport SST. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civilian Aircraft
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE