The GAJSC held its summer meeting on June 23 at NBAA headquarters in Washington, DC. The meeting focused on the FAA Small Airplane Directorate’s road map for future safety technology and the GAJSC’s soon-to-be-released System Component Failure – Powerplant (SCF-PP) Report. The FAA is interested in taking steps to facilitate technology for new engines, including the introduction of electronic ignition systems for piston engines. The agency is planning specific outreach to the community on technology opportunities, and is also looking to stand up work to review a set of incidents tied to V-band clamp failures.
A recently released Fly Safe on the prevention of loss of control accidents discusses engine failures resulting from inadequate maintenance, and includes several important safety recommendations. Read more about preventing loss of control and proper maintenance at here. Also check out the May/June 2015 FAA Safety Briefing “Check Engine!” to learn more about engine data management systems.