FAA doubles IA renewal period
The FAA amended the regulations for the Inspection Authorization (IA) renewal period. The previous renewal period was one year; the rulemaking changes that to two years, effective March 7. According to the FAA, changing the renewal period reduces administrative costs by 50 percent for both the agency and the mechanic. The change is not anticipated to have any effect on aviation safety as it does not alter the standing requirement for annual activity.