Comments Due on 10-minute OEI Standard

 - November 16, 2006, 8:51 AM

Comments are due tomorrow on an FAA draft policy that would essentially streamline the way for manufacturers of Part 23 multi-engine turbine airplanes–including very light jets–to apply for a 10-minute standard for one-engine-inoperative conditions. Issued in response to several industry requests, the policy doubles the time for Part 23 airplanes during which the remaining engine can be operated at rated takeoff thrust. Currently, manufacturers have to apply for the 10-minute capability, and each engine and airplane model application needs separate approval. The 10-minute standard has long been in effect for Part 25 airplanes. When the draft policy was issued last month, Cessna told AIN it has already applied for an exemption to use the 10-minute standard on its Citation Mustang VLJ. Fax comments to (781) 238-7199 or by e-mail to dorina.mihail@faa.gov. “We expect to issue a final policy within two to three months,” the FAA said.