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Proposed Small Airplane Directorate Policy on Flammability Testing

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Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.


Notice of availability; request for comments.


This notice announces a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed policy on flammability testing of materials used in small airplanes and reopens the comment period for the proposed policy. This notice advises the public, especially manufacturers of normal, utility, and acrobatic category airplanes, and commuter category airplanes used in non-scheduled service and their suppliers, that the FAA intends to adopt a new policy concerning flammability testing. This notice is necessary to advise the public of this FAA policy and give all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on it.


Send your comments by October 26, 2001.


On August 3, 2001, the Small Airplane Directorate issued a proposed policy statement. A notice was published asking for comments on the policy on August 14, 2001 (66 FR 42703). Unfortunately, the policy did not appear on the web site until September. We are reopening the comment period since the proposed policy statement is now available to the public and all manufacturers for their comments.


Copies of the proposed policy statement, PS-ACE100-2001-02, may be requested from the following: Small Airplane Directorate, Standards Office (ACE-110), Aircraft Certification Office, Federal Aviation Administration, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106. The proposed policy statement is also available on the Internet at the following address:​programs _rsvp2/smart/faa_ home_page/certification/ aircraft/small_airplane _directorate_news_proposed.html. Send all comments on this policy statement to the individual identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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Leslie B. Taylor, Federal Aviation Administration, Small Airplane Directorate, Regulations & Policy, ACE-111, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone (816) 329-Start Printed Page 492524134; fax: 816-329-4090; e-mail:

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Comments Invited

We invite your comments on this policy statement. Send any written data, views, or arguments as you may desire. Identify the Policy Statement Number PS-ACE100-2001-02 on your comments, and send two copies of any printed comments to the above address. The Small Airplane Directorate will consider all communications received on or before the closing date for comments. We may change the proposals contained in this notice because of the comments received.

You may also send comments to the following Internet address: Comments sent by fax or the Internet must contain “Comments to proposed policy statement PS-ACE-100-2001-02” in the subject line. You do not need to send two copies if you fax your comments or send them through the Internet. Format in either Microsoft Word 97 for Windows or ASCII text any comments sent over the Internet as attached electronic files. State what specific change you are seeking to the proposed policy memorandum and include justification (for example, reasons or data) for each request.

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Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on September 13, 2001.

Michael Gallagher,

Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.

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[FR Doc. 01-24097 Filed 9-25-01; 8:45 am]