FAA Cutting Back Mailing ADs and SAIBs

 - November 13, 2006, 9:41 AM

In what it said is “part of our transition to full electronic distribution of ADs and Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins,” the FAA today began implementing a cutback in the mailing of these documents to affected owners and operators. Specifically, the agency will no longer mail AD corrections that don’t receive a new amendment number and AD number. ADs requiring corrections will continue to be published in the Federal Register and on the FAA Web site. The FAA will mail ADs applicable to a certain engine model only to the owners and operators who have registered their engine, not to the registered aircraft owners and operators referenced in the AD. Mailed ADs will no longer include the preamble information. The agency will continue to mail or fax emergency ADs, but the final rule version of these will no longer be mailed. Finally, the FAA will stop mailing SAIBs. Interested parties can subscribe to an e-mail service on the FAA’s SAIB Web page.