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Small Airplane Directorate Policy on Static Strength Substantiation of Composite Airplane Structure

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Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.


Notice of policy statement.


This document announces the issuance of a policy for static strength substantiation of composite airplane structure. This material is neither mandatory nor regulatory in nature and does not constitute a regulation.


The Small Airplane Directorate issued a proposed policy on July 30, 2001. On August 7, 2001, the Small Airplane Directorate published the proposed policy for public comments. We reopened the comment period with a notice published on September 26, 2001, and resolved the comments. The final policy becomes effective on the issue date, which is December 21, 2001.


Copies of the policy statement, PS-ACE100-2001-006, may be requested from the following: Small Airplane Directorate, Standards Office (ACE-110), Aircraft Certification Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 901 Locust Street, Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106. The policy statement will also be available on the Internet at the following address:​certification/​aircraft/​small_​airplanes_​advisory.html.

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Lester Cheng, Federal Aviation Administration, Small Airplane Directorate, Regulations and Policy Branch, ACE-111, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone 316-946-4111; fax 316-946-4407; e-mail

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Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on January 14, 2002.

James E. Jackson,

Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.

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[FR Doc. 02-2629 Filed 2-1-02; 8:45 am]